BEIJING – The seventh part of the ‘Fast and Furious’ saga has become the highest grossing film ever at the Chinese box-office, having already taken approximately $333 million.
According to China’s Box Office portal, the U.S. film has even overtaken ‘Transformers: Age Of Extinction’, which grossed more than $323 million in China in 2014.
The third-highest grossing film in the country’s history is ‘Avatar’ (2010), directed by Canadian James Cameron, which earned $219 million.
Other high grossing films in China include ‘Titanic’ (in 10th place), ‘The Hobbit: Battle Of The Five Armies’ (13th), ‘Interstellar’ (14th), ‘Iron man 3’ (15th) and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ (18th).
In ‘Fast & Furious 7’, directed by James Wan, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks vengeance on Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang for the death of Shaw’s brother.
The cast of the latest automobile saga includes Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson and the late Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in November 2013.
Earlier installments of Fast & Furious, Universal Pictures’ most successful franchise, have made close to $2.4 billion in box office sales around the world.