The seventh film in the Hollywood action franchise Fast and Furious, earned Rs 70 crore over the first weekend at India ticket windows, becoming the highest first weekend grosser for a Hollywood movie in the country. The film grossed Rs 81 crore in five days till Monday.
As per Universal Pictures India, Vin Diesel-Paul Walker-Dawyne Johnson-starrer Fast And Furious 7, that was released in 2600 screens across India, opened with a grand collection of Rs 16.75 crore on Thursday. Internationally, the film churned a whopping 384 million dollars through the first weekend, recording the highest weekend earnings for 2015.
The movie, dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, marked the final appearance of Paul Walker who died in a car crash before finishing shooting on the movie. His brothers stood in for certain scenes involving the late actor. Fast and Furious veterans Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster returned for the 7th installment. Indian actor Ali Fazal had a guest appearance in the movie.
"Fast and Furious is undoubtedly one of the world's biggest franchises. We expected huge numbers to come from India in the first weekend itself. This is a huge achievement for a Hollywood movie in India. Hopefully, the will continue to go strong and attract more audiences to the theatres in the coming weeks," Sarabjit Singh, GM, Universal Pictures India said in a statement.
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