‘Furious 7’ Reviews Indicate Fans Enjoy Film As It Hits Box Office Record

Furious 7 reviews have been mostly positive for the new April box office record holder. The Furious 7 reviews have been streaming in since the film premiered on Thursday, April 2, and word-of-mouth is certainly helping with ticket sales. As reported by film review site Rotten Tomatoes, 83 percent of critics that have watched the film have classified it as “fresh.” That’s an extremely high number for a new release and it measures 173 critics that have submitted their opinions of the film. The site also reveals a critics consensus on the Paul Walker and Vin Diesel film.

“Serving up a fresh round of over-the-top thrills while adding unexpected dramatic heft, Furious 7 keeps the franchise moving in more ways than one.”

When it comes to the score that audiences are giving Furious 7, producers have to be even more pleased with what is taking place. Over 145,600 audience members have weighed in with an opinion and the publishing of this article and 90 percent of the respondents claim to have liked the film. The average rating from viewers is at 4.4/5, showing even more support for the seventh chapter in this film series. With those kind of marks, it might be easy to predict that Furious 7 won’t be the final film in the series.

Over at IMDB.com, numbers through Sunday evening, April 5, are also very good when it comes to Furious 7 reviews. The Paul Walker and Vin Diesel vehicle has had 47,083 users come rate the film already. Over 20,000 (or 42.6 percent) gave the film a 10/10 and overall the film has received a score of 8.2/10. Those are extremely high marks, with the median rating being a nine so far. That weighted average again shows that audiences are enjoying the action film.

A report from Box Office Mojo states that Furious 7 has already earned $384 million worldwide. That’s easily a box office record for the month of April and ranks the film ninth all-time when it comes to an opening weekend. As the site proclaims, this is some rare territory for this franchise. As previously reported on the Inquisitr, the former holder of the title for highest-grossing April opening was Captain America: The Winter Soldier from 2014.

“That opening ranks ninth all-time behind The Avengers, Iron Man 3, the final Harry Potter, two Dark Knight movies, two Hunger Games (films), and Spider-Man 3.”

Though not everyone heading to theaters is going to check in on film reviews before buying tickets, these strong numbers from audiences show a lot of support. It could help further increase the box office totals that the film makes in its second and third weeks of release. As more and more Furious 7 reviews continue to roll in, it certainly proves that the production company made the right decision in still releasing the film after Paul Walker passed away.

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