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Furious 7 Reaches $100m Opening

Box Office Position Boosted by Death of Paul Walker

By NoelGRSr


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Paul Walker
Actor
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.

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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.


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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).



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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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