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Furious 7 Reaches $100m Opening

Box Office Position Boosted by Death of Paul Walker

By NoelGRSr


Paul Walker
Paul William Walker IV was an American actor. He began his career guest-starring in several television shows such as The Young and the Restless and Touched by an Angel.

Born: September 12, 1973, Glendale, California, United States
Died: November 30, 2013, Valencia, California, United States
Height: 1.88 m
Siblings: Cody Walker, Caleb Walker, Ashlie Walker, Amie Walker
Children: Meadow Rain Walker

After taking in a healthy $15.8 million (Dh58 million) on Thursday, the testosterone-laced street racing franchise starring Vin Diesel, Jason Statham and Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson pulled in $67.3 million from 4,004 theathres on Friday, That puts the Universal Pictures action flick on course to clear $100 million on its opening weekend.


In fact, estimates for the weekend haul keep moving. A week ago, analysts were estimating that the picture would ake $115 to $125 million this weekend. being revised up to $150 million.


This makes Furios 7 the ninth biggest Friday opening ever, in a league with pictures such as Hunter Games: Cathing Fire ($70.9 million on its opening Friday in 2013).


Interest in seeing how the picture resolved the death of one of its lead actors, Paul Walker, along with enthusiatic reviews, have helped its position at the box office. The $190-million film's opening was moved from last summer after Walker died in a car during production.

Coming in a distant second, with an $11.4-million Friday haul, Is the animed children's movie Home, produced by Dreamworks and distributed by 20th Century Fox. This brings that movie's total grosses to $79.5 million.

The Will Ferrell/Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard (Warmer Bros,), the action fairly tale Cinderella (Disney) and The Divergebnt Series; Insurgent all pulled in between $4 million and $5 million on Friday.

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