'Furious 7' Grabs More Than $50 Million in Home Entertainment Debut
After a triumphant box-office run, the action movie continues to attract fans.
After grossing more than $1.5 billion worldwide at the box office, Universal’s Furious 7 is also burning up the home entertainment track. Since its September 15 release, the action movie has generated $52.5 million in consumer spending across both physical and digital formats in North America, the studio reported today.
James Wan’s Furious 7, starring a diverse cast headed by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, sold roughly 2.5 million units on Blu-ray and DVD in its first week of release, making it the highest-selling home entertainment live-action film launch of 2015, the studio said. On both the physical and the digital front, Furious 7 stands as the franchise’s biggest-selling release to date and is on pace to become Universal’s highest-grossing live-action home entertainment release to date.
“Furious 7 shattered records around the world at the box office and continues to reach incredible heights in home entertainment, an extraordinary achievement for the seventh installment of any franchise,” said UPHE president Eddie Cunningham. “Such astonishing results in both theatrical and home entertainment are a true testament to the enduring appeal of The Fast and the Furious films and underscore the strong demand amongst both physical and digital consumers to have instant access to one of the year’s greatest must-own movies.”
At the box office, Furious 7, with its $1.5 billion, ranks as the second-highest grossing film of 2015, overshadowed only by Universal’s Jurassic World, which has grossed nearly $1.7 billion worldwide. Jurassic, in turn, hits the home entertainment market on Oct. 20.