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'Furious 7' crosses $1 billion at worldwide box office

'Furious 7' crosses $1 billion at worldwide box office

"Furious 7" is joining the billion-dollar box-office club in record time. 

The Universal Pictures blockbuster is set to cross the $1-billion worldwide box-office mark in just 17 days, the studio said Friday.

It's the fastest film to reach the milestone, clocking in ahead of even Disney/Marvel's "The Avengers" (2012), 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" (2009) and Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" (2011). Those three films got to $1 billion in 19 days. 

The global total for "Furious 7" consists of $273.7 million from the U.S. and Canada and a staggering $735.2 million from overseas, with...