George Miller’s critically-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road raced into theaters last night and began its box office weekend spring with a rock-solid $3.7 million. The Warner Bros.Time Warner release comes courtesy of Village Roadshow and Rat Pac at a cost of $150m. It is the continuation of Miller’s legendary and groundbreaking apocalyptic action saga that spanned three films (Mad Max, The Road Warrior, and Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome) in 1979, 1982, and 1985 respectively. They turned Miller into an action icon and turned Mel Gibson into a movie star. Gibson isn’t around this time, mostly because the last Mad Max movie was thirty years ago. Tom Hardy has taken over the title role. The film was always going to play to the fans and old-school action junkies, but the question is whether it would appeal to general moviegoers here and abroad.