Furious 7 is China's top-grossing movie ever

Well, that didn't take long. Not only has Furious 7 conquered the US box office for a third consecutive weekend (and last, considering The Avengers: Age of Ultron drops in days), after barely two weeks in theaters, it's already the highest grossing film in China. Ever.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Furious 7 has made $323 million Furious 7 since its April 12 Chinese debut, breaking the previous record of $319 million, set by Transformers: Age of Extinction. In fact, the film's Chinese box office has already surpassed its US numbers, despite debuting later in the month.

Furious 7's success goes far beyond either the US or China, though. No live-action film has crested the billion-dollar mark at the global box office so quickly. Hell, with $1.32 billion, it's beat Frozen (and all without an obnoxious Idina Menzel song). It probably won't win an Academy Award, but these record-breaking performances are sure to be a nice consolation prize.

All things considered, then, is it even really a surprise that an eighth Fast and Furious is coming?

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