Entertainment Furious 7 has now grossed $800 million worldwide

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    If Vin Diesel has a back end he has to be loving it. That is just an insane take for two weeks.

    In only its second weekend, Universal’s Furious 7 hit $800.5 million at the worldwide box office in another victorious lap for the final film from the late Paul Walker and passing up the entire run of Fast and Furious 6.

    The high-octane action pic took in another $195 million overseas from 66 markets for a foreign total of $548 million and staying No. 1 everywhere. Domestically, Furious 7 earned $60.6 million for a 10-day total of $252.2 million.

    And in China, Furious 7 debuted to a massive $68.8 million on Sunday — the biggest single-day gross in history for the world’s second-largest moviegoing market. It was also the biggest day ever in terms of attendance. Furious 7 also launched in Russia, grossing $15 million for the biggest four-day opening of all time.

    READ MORE: Will ‘Furious 7’ Become Universal’s First Billion-Dollar Baby?

    Thanks to Furious 7, the franchise has now earned north of $3 billion globally for Universal ($3.18 billion to be exact).

    In 2013, Fast 6 grossed $789 million, then a franchise best, including nearly $239 domestically and $550 million overseas.

    This time out, the plot pits Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto and crew (which includes Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson, among others, as well as Walker) against Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw, out for revenge after the death of his brother. Dwayne Johnson also reprises his role as Hobbs.

    After Walker’s death, director James Wan, writer Chris Morgan and Universal pored over existing footage and tweaked the script, with production resuming in April 2014. To complete the film, CGI and voice effects were used in some scenes featuring Walker’s detective character, Brian O'Conner, with Walker’s brothers, Caleb and Cody, used as stand-ins.
     
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    I've got no problem with this. This equals jobs from the top to the bottom.

    Good for them.
     
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    The expectation is that it will gross > a billion. Someone has to suggest to Vin Diesel that FF #8 will gross 2 billion if he dies before it opens.
     
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    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

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    So from what I'm hearing...Kurt Russel has a huge part in this POS......And yet, Never saw him in any of the trailers....Or promos.....WTF?
     
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    Appealing to the lowest common denominator is big bucks.
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    No tits no care.
     
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    I saw the first one but none of the others.
     
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