Fans flocked to theaters this weekend to see "Mad Max: Fury Road," a reboot of the classic apocalyptic action series, dropping a collective $44.4 million at the domestic box office on the long-in-the-works flick. Based on those numbers, it seems that a sequel to the reenergized franchise is a no-brainer, and now, director George Miller himself has stated that audiences will be seeing more "Max" in the future.

Miller, who just joined Twitter this weekend, didn't mince words with his first tweet ever, thanking fans and critics alike for the love, and revealing that a follow-up is indeed in the works. "We had a lot of fun making it..and there's more Max to come," Miller wrote on Sunday evening. While there's no greenlight yet from studio Warner Bros., an official announcement is all but a certainty. Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros., said in a statement that the studio was pleased with the film's opening weekend, and envisioned the movie having "some long legs" in theaters, with strong returns rolling in for weeks to come.

That result should guarantee Miller and co. another shot at box office glory with a "Fury Road" follow-up. Here's hoping it doesn't take another 30 years to get off the ground.

[via: George Miller]

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