Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Pop culture obsessives writing for the pop culture obsessed.
Like this, but with money falling from the sky
Like this, but with money falling from the sky

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.)

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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.

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