Vin Diesel and Paul Walker starrer "Furious 7" has created new records at the Indian box office in 2015. The action thriller has also shattered the opening weekend record of Bollywood movies "Baby" and "Roy", thus gaining the top position at Indian box office.
Indian box office witnessed a dry spell in its first quarter. Distributors, exhibitors and trade analysts were expecting some big Bollywood movie to end the dry spell with its box office income.
And finally after three months a movie managed to shatter all the records, but unfortunately it's a Hollywood film.
"Furious 7", also called as "Fast and Furious 7" has earned ₹50.05 crore in its opening weekend in India. It is the first film of 2015 to cross the ₹50 crore mark in its opening weekend in India.
"#FastAndFurious7 sets new records! Thu to Sun ₹ 50.05 cr. GBOC: Thu to Sun ₹ 70 cr. India biz. FABULOUS!" trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted.
The film has raced towards the top spot in India with its four days box office income.
Akshay Kumar's "Baby" had the record of highest opening weekend grosser of 2015, followed by Ranbir Kapoor and Arjun Rampal starrer "Roy".
"Roy" earned ₹28.68 crore in its debut weekend, while "Baby" earned ₹36.07 crore. But "Furious 7" has taken a lead at the ticket window with big margin by earning over ₹50 crore.
Meanwhile, "Furious 7" is creating records at the worldwide box office as well. Trade analysts believe that the phenomenal box office income is related to late star Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in 2013.
"Walker's passing made this movie more intriguing for people who hadn't seen some of the instalments. It raised awareness and its success is a tribute to him," Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com, according to BBC.
Directed by James Wan, the film also features Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in pivotal roles.