In less than a week, the seventh film in the 'Fast & Furious' franchise has passed $500 million at the global box office, and doesn't look likely to slow down until the end of the month, when 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' arrives. 'Furious 7' is poised to not only maintain its dominance on box office charts, but the movie is certain to become 2015's biggest hit next weekend when it passes the global total earned by 'Fifty Shades of Grey' ($566 million). And it hasn't opened yet in major markets like China, Russia or Japan.

Dwayne Johnson in 'Furious 7'
Dwayne Johnson in 'Furious 7'

In North America, 'Furious 7' had the fourth best opening of all time, after two 'Harry Potter films' and 'The Avengers'. In the UK, 'Furious 7' opened bigger than any 2014 release, and has already outgrossed the lifetime UK totals of all previous films in the franchise.

More: Read The Review For 'Furious 7'

Anticipation for the movie has been credited to the fact that this is Paul Walker's last film; he died in a car crash while on a break in filming in November 2013. And over the past 14 years, the franchise has been growing in popularity with the addition of cast members like Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Watch The Trailer For 'Furious 7' here:

After Walker's death, this movie was reshaped as a proper send-off for the actor and his character Brian O'Conner. So plans for further films in the series have been put on the back burner, although Universal still hopes to make at least three more episodes.

More: 'Furious 7' Gives Paul Walker A Proper Send-Off

In other words, part 8 is coming, but it's still a ways off. Producer-star Vin Diesel has said that he intends to set the next adventure in New York City. "Honestly, we're just bathing in the success of this," says producer Neal Moritz. "We'll probably get together in a week or so to talk."

More: 'Furious 7' Is A Fitting Goodbye to Paul Walker