The high-revving "Fast & Furious" franchise has made more than $2 billion worldwide since the first film launched in 2001.
"Furious 7," the latest installment, is expected to race to a domestic launch of about $115 million this weekend, delivering the biggest opening yet for the series.
This time around, director James Wan took over the reins from Justin Lin, who directed the last three films in the franchise.
Wan comes from the world of low-budget horror flicks. His 2004 directorial debut, "Saw," which cost just $1.2 million to make, took in $56 million in the U.S. and Canada. His next box office...