Box Office Report: 'Fast & Furious 6' Scores Universal's Highest Opening in China

"Fast & Furious 6"
"Fast & Furious 6"
 Universal Pictures

Universal's Fast & Furious 6 has completed its world domination, opening in China to $6.9 million on Friday for a projected $24 million weekend -- the second-best of the year after Disney and Marvel Studios' Iron Man 3.

It's the best showing ever for Universal at the Chinese box office.

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China is the final territory for Fast 6, which will cross the $500 million mark at the international box office on Sunday, pushing the film's worldwide total to an estimated $740.8 million. That includes a domestic total of $237.6 million.

Fast 6, directed by Justin Lin, opens in China only days after Universal's Despicable Me 2 was denied entry into that country.

The Fast & Furious series has earned north of $2.3 billion globally, making it the biggest franchise in Universal's 101-year history.                                  

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