The BBC reports that Furious 7 has set a new record for the fastest film ever to make $1 billion at the global box office, which makes sense because going fast is half the point. (The other half is equal parts punching people and family.) Furious 7 crossed the $1 billion finish line in just 17 days, leaving previous-record holders The Avengers and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 in the dust in this drag-racing metaphor we insist on extending. (Both of those films took a pathetic 19 days to make a billion dollars.)
And Furious 7 will likely continue to make money at a furious pace, having topped the domestic box office for the third week in a row last week and with nothing but The Age Of Adaline and and a couple of depressing war dramas to challenge its supremacy this coming weekend. (Sorry, Russell Crowe, but The Water Diviner doesn’t stand a chance.) That all may change when Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in every theater everywhere and probably those TVs that usually play Inside Edition clips at the gas station on May 1, but until then, have a Corona, Vin Diesel. You earned it.