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Title: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2014, 09:03:14 pm
Fast & Furious 7

Trailer coming soon.
Title: Re: Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 16, 2014, 09:06:57 pm
Paul Walker's Fast & Furious 7 character 'will retire and not be killed off'  (

I was 100% certain that we already had a FF7 thread. I searched and got no hits. So, I guess we shall start here then. As for the revelation of 'retiring' Brian Conner, I'm down with that. Killing him off screen was never going to happen. Why would you want to stigmatize the movie by rehasing a tragic event in real life? So yeah, I definitely think this is the best course of action. Retiring him will actually give us a "happy ending" as odd as that may sound.
Title: Re: Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 27, 2014, 07:04:33 pm
We've Seen Footage of Fast & Furious 7
Title: Re: Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 03, 2014, 07:59:31 am
Fast & Furious 7 Release Date Speeds Forward - IGN News
Title: Re: Fast & Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 10, 2014, 09:07:02 pm
Fast And Furious 7 Wraps Production With A Love Letter To Paul Walker (

It's a wrap.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 26, 2014, 01:02:19 pm
Not So Fast: Next ‘Fast and Furious’ Gets Official Title (

Changed the name of this thread to what the movie is now called. Can you guess what it is? :P Trailer hits in.....7 days.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Mac on October 26, 2014, 02:46:49 pm
Thanks for the update.

In 7 days, I won't be around. Going on vacation to St. Marteen. I rarely see anything more than major news while away.

I'll catch it when I get back... Probably here... Hint, f*cking hint
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 26, 2014, 03:51:14 pm
Motherf*cker's going on vacation.....again!  ;D
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on November 01, 2014, 07:12:18 pm
Furious 7 - Official Trailer

It's bittersweet watching this trailer. On the one hand, your jaw drops at the opening of the trailer and everything after that. You're like "Hell yeah a new Furious movie!". And then on the other hand, you are reminded of the tragic loss of Paul Walker's life every time he is on screen.  :(
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Mac on March 24, 2015, 10:57:03 am
CLEVELAND, Ohio - We're less than two weeks away from "Furious 7," the latest film in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, and the movie is already setting the bar high for 2015.

Early industry estimates have "Furious 7" on track for a $115 million opening weekend, which would drive it past last year's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" for the biggest April opening ever. Advanced tickets sales at Fandango are already outselling "Fast & Furious 6."

According to a recent article from Deadline, a big part of "Furious 7" huge tracking numbers is its unprecedented social media buzz. The "Fast & Furious" franchise has nearly 300 million Facebook fans and close to 30 million Twitter followers.

The individual actors, especially Vin Diesel, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Ludacris and Jason Statham, are all huge on social media. Diesel alone has a social reach near the 90 million mark.

Diesel was trending on Twitter and YouTube recently for getting choked up during a recent premiere and naming his daughter Paulina after late star Paul Walker. The actor's tragic death will likely bring fans looking to celebrate his career.

Of course, "Furious 7" is just the beginning of what should be a huge year at the box office. "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (out in May) and "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (due in December) are likely to set their own box office records later this year.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Mac on March 24, 2015, 10:58:21 am
I'm fairly confident I'll be seeing this in the theater. One of my guilty pleasures (F&F franchise). But looks like I might wait some weeks because of the crowds.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Mac on April 03, 2015, 09:30:45 am
Universal Pictures' "Furious 7," the latest in the "Fast and the Furious" film series, grossed a massive $15.8 million in U.S. ticket sales Thursday night.

That marks a strong start for the high-octane movie's opening weekend, which analysts have predicted will earn $115 million from the U.S. and Canada through Sunday.
"Furious 7" debuted in 3,069 theaters, starting with showings at 7 p.m. The $15.8-million figure is more than double the pre-show take of the previous installment, "Fast & Furious 6," which scored $6.5 million.

However, it's not a directly comparable result, because the sixth movie opened at 2,409 locations with showings that began at 10 p.m.

If it comes anywhere near expectations, "Furious 7" will be the biggest domestic opening of the year so far, surpassing both "American Sniper's" January wide debut and "Fifty Shades of Grey's" February launch.
lRelated 'Furious 7' fires fuel-injected fun on all cylinders

The release date for the latest film, which cost $190 million to make, was moved from summer 2014 after the franchise's star Paul Walker died in a car crash midway through production.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Mac on April 06, 2015, 09:16:10 am
Well, this locks in future sequels to the series... it's gotta. Don't know if that's good or bad.

Vin Diesel's 'Furious 7' destroys records with $143.6 million debut
Globally this 'Fast and Furious' franchise bags $384 million

'Furious 7' raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend.

That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' and standing as the highest-grossing kick off for any film in the 'Fast and Furious' franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top 10 openings in history.

Much as 'The Dark Knight' turned into a memorial for Heath Ledger, audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40, and his work on the film was completed using digital technology and a series of stand-ins.

"This is a bittersweet installment in the franchise," said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at "[Walker's] passing made this movie more intriguing for people who hadn't seen some of the installments. It raised awareness and its success is a tribute to him."

Universal Pictures spared no expense in bringing the latest chapter in the fast cars and gravity-defying-stunts series to the bigscreen, shelling out $190 million on the production. It unspooled in 4,003 North American theaters, earning $14 million on 365 Imax screens and $11.5 million from premium large format screens. Going into the weekend, most analysts estimated that the film would open in at about $115 million.

'Furious 7' left all its competitors in the dust with a scorching global debut of $384 million.

It kicked off in 63 international markets, as well as the US and Canada. It marked Universal Pictures' biggest wide release ever, unspooling in 14,009 theaters around the world, including Imax and large format locations.

It ranks as the fourth highest-grossing global opening in history behind 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' ($483.2 million), 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' ($394.4 million) and 'The Avengers' ($392.5 million).

"This is the next member of the billion-dollar club, and that's a rarefied place to be," said Contrino. "This thing is on fire."

With an A CinemaScore and strong reviews, 'Furious 7' could be one of the few modern blockbusters that hangs on for more than a few weeks.

The month of April is lean on blockbuster fare, and 'Furious 7' won't get serious competition until 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron' debuts on May 1.

The opening weekend crowd was impressively diverse, a testament to a series that has drawn strength from its multicultural cast. The audience was 51% male, 44% under age 25, 37% Hispanic, 25% Caucasian, 24% African-American and 10% Asian.

"We're expanding our audience based on the diversity of interest from different ethnic groups all buying into saga of Dom Toretto and his family," said Nick Carpou, Universal's president of domestic distribution, referencing the character played by Vin Diesel.

Last weekend's box office champion, DreamWorks Animation's "Home," showed impressive stamina, falling less than 50%. The animated tale picked up $27.4 million in its sophomore frame, pushing its domestic total to $95.6 million.

In third place, R-rated comedy 'Get Hard' earned $12.9 million. The Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team-up fell 62% from its opening number, bringing its Stateside haul to $57 million.

'Cinderella' snagged a fourth place finish, picking up $10.3 million Stateside to push its domestic bounty to $167.3 million. Globally, the Disney release is closing in on $400 million.

'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' rounded out the weekend top five, nabbing $10 million and driving the film to $103.4 million domestically.

Among arthouse releases, Noah Baumbach's 'While We're Young' expanded from four to 34 theaters, picking up $492,976. The A24 release has earned $791,450 in two weeks.

Radius-TWC's 'It Follows' also continued to expand, moving from 1,218 to 1,655, though its gross dipped 35% to $2.5 million. The critically adored horror film has made $8.5 million since debuting on March 13.

The Weinstein Company was particularly bullish on the reception for 'Woman in Gold,' a drama about the fight to recover art stolen by the Nazis. The film picked up $2 million from 258 locations and will expand to between 800 and 1,000 venues this coming weekend.

"The film is definitely poised for a long, long run," said Erik Lomis, the studio's distribution chief. "That's a really solid start."

Thanks to 'Furious 7,' the overall box office reached $218 million, marking the first time that ticket sales have crossed $200 million over the Easter weekend.

"These huge results jump start momentum for the blockbuster summer season, suggesting that 2015 is shaping up to be everything (and maybe even more) that the industry has been hoping for," said Greg Foster, CEO of Imax Entertainment.

In other words, 'Furious 7' just dropped the mic.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on April 06, 2015, 09:24:29 am
The real test will of course be if the audience wants it to continue onward without Paul Walker. He's the heart and soul of the franchise and I fear that without his presence in the movies from here on out, it's not going to be quite the same as before and will rely heavily on more explosions (if that's even possible by now) to compensate for his absence. With that said, I do like that F7 is blowing up at the box office.
Title: Re: Furious 7 (2015)
Post by: Mac on April 06, 2015, 09:54:18 am
Well it's apparent this has major legs due to the Hispanic community. Anything is possible.