Friday, April 12, 2024

“Furious 7” Scores 9th Biggest Opening Weekend Ever with $143.6 Million


It was a fast and furious weekend for the late Paul Walker, Vin Diesel and friends. They scored $143.6 million for “Fast and Furious 7” and landed with the 9th biggest opening weekend ever. They also screeched into a worldwide finish too with a total of $384,023,000 internationally. Nothing else came close, including all 6 of the previous installments. Universal Pictures is having a booming 2015 so far because “Fifty Shades of Grey” was the fast and furious of lite bondage films. They should do a mashup where they tie someone to a speeding car. (Just kidding!)

In other news: Fidel Castro appeared in public yesterday for the first time in a year.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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