Fast and Furious 7 is The Sixth Highest-Grossing Film of All Time

Posted 04/04/2017 10142 0

The eight installment of the franchise, The Fate of the Furious, is hitting theaters on April 14, 2017, hence this is the perfect time for us to take a look back at how successful its prequel, Fast and Furious 7, was!

 

Furious 7 (often stylized as Furious Seven and alternatively known as Fast 7 and Fast & Furious 7) is directed by James Wan and written by Chris Morgan. It is the seventh installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. The film stars Vin Diesel, Paul Walker (in his final film role), Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou, Kurt Russell and Jason Statham. Furious 7 follows Dominic Toretto (Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Walker) and the rest of their team, who have returned to the United States to live normal lives after securing amnesty in Fast & Furious 6 (2013) for their past crimes, until Deckard Shaw (Statham), a rogue special forces assassin seeking to avenge his comatose younger brother, puts the team in danger once again.

Upon release, the film became a critical and commercial success, with praise being aimed at the film's action sequences and its tribute to Walker. The film grossed $397.6 million worldwide in its first five days of release, which is the fifth highest-grossing opening of all time. It also made $1 billion faster than any movie in history at that time, crossing that billion mark as effortlessly as Hobbs breaking out of his own cast by flexing. The film has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film in the franchise after just twelve days, the third highest-grossing film of 2015 and the sixth highest-grossing film of all time.

Furious 7 received mostly positive reviews, with critics praising the film's action sequences and its poignant tribute to Walker. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 79% approval rating, based on 233 reviews, with an average rating of 6.6/10.

One of the best things about the movie is its tribute to Paul Walker, who plays Brian O'Connor, the undercover cop who infiltrated an outlaw gang of East L.A. street racers, run by Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), and stayed to form a bond. Walker, 40, died in a high-speed car crash on November 30th, 2013, in the passenger seat of a 2005 Porsche Carrera GT that hit trees and a concrete lamppost.

With only half of Walker's scenes finished at the time of his tragic death, it took an act of will to decide the fate of Furious 7. After taking time to grieve, Walker's brothers, Caleb and Cody, stepped up to fill in for scenes that digital grafting couldn't cover. Tough job. It had to look seamless. And it pretty much does.

Fast and Furious 7 is the best F&F by far, two hours of pure pow fueled by dedication and passionate heart. Stream the movie online for free here by simply clicking on its name or scrolling down for the track list.

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