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Box office: 'Furious 7' breaks records with $143.6-million opening

Box office: 'Furious 7' breaks records with $143.6-million opening

"Furious 7" set box-office records and raced to No. 1 with a massive, $143.6-million domestic opening. If early estimates hold, the film will mark the biggest debut for the Universal franchise, which has so far racked up more than $2 billion worldwide. It would also become the ninth-biggest debut in box-office history and set a record for an April weekend, surpassing the $95 million grossed by "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" last year. Fueled by the robust opening of "Furious 7," the overall weekend box office will total roughly $218 million, beating the record of $177.6 million set on 2010's Easter weekend. The box office is up...

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