Fast and Furious 7
A still from 'Fast & Furious 7'.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker starrer "Furious 7" has created history at the Indian box office. The Hollywood action thriller has become the first film of 2015 to earn ₹100 crore in India.

Expectations were riding high on Bollywood film "Baby" to cross the ₹100 crore mark, but the earnings of the film stopped before achieving the feat. The film starring Akshay Kumar was the highest grosser of 2015 with ₹95.56 crore, until the release of "Furious 7".

"Furious 7" took 17 days to enter the century club. After its third weekend, the box office collection of "Furious 7" stands at ₹104 crore.

"#FastAndFurious7 creates HISTORY. Crosses ₹ 100 cr mark in India. Total after Wknd 3: ₹ 104 cr net. GrossBOC: ₹ 146 cr. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER," trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.

Earlier, Universal Pictures India had announced that Diesel and Walker starrer has raced to the top with ₹100 crore earnings in its first week itself. However, trade analysts in India announced on Tuesday, i.e. on 21 April that the film has become a century grosser.

""Fast & Furious 7" fastest ₹100 crore box office collection was due to the fact that it was the widest release in over 2,800 screens in India. There's a vast potential for Hollywood movies in the regions beyond the metros and mini-metros in India," Sarabjit Singh, general manager, Universal Pictures India, said in a statement on 10 April.

"Furious 7", also called as "Fast and Furious 7", was released in India on 2 April in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages.

The seventh instalment of the franchise also features Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham, and Indian actor Ali Fazal.

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