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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.
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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