This Article is From Apr 07, 2015

Furious 7 Has 70 Crore Reasons to Smile in India

Furious 7 Has 70 Crore Reasons to Smile in India

A still from Furious 7

Furious 7, late actor Paul Walker's last heist and last ride with 'the family', is enjoying a grand opening weekend worldwide. In India too, the makers have at least 70 crore reasons to smile.

Yes, the film has earned a whopping Rs 70 crore in it's opening weekend in India - a first by any Hollywood release so far. In an interview, Sarabjit Singh, GM, Universal India said, "This is a huge achievement for a Hollywood movie in India. Hopefully, this will continue to go strong and attract more audiences to the theatres in the coming weeks."

The movie, which released in over 2000 screens in India and was dubbed in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, has broken several box office records in India.

On the other hand, director Dibakar Bannerjee's Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! has managed to make only Rs 14 crore on the opening weekend. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role, was considered to be the film that would help the film industry in times of trouble. It however looks like it's either Bombay Velvet or Dil Dhadakne Do that will now have to do the trick for the industry's ailing collections.