'Furious 7' becomes highest grossing film in Chinese history

Beijing: 'Furious 7' has become the highest grossing film ever at the Chinese box office, having already taken approximately USD 333 million.

Fast and Furious 7
'Furious 7'. Pic/Santa Banta 

According to China's Box Office portal, the Hollywood film has even overtaken "Transformers: Age Of Extinction", which grossed more than USD 323 million in China in 2014, reports Efe.

The third-highest grossing film in the country's history is James Cameron's directorial "Avatar" (2010), which earned $219 million.

In '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 late Paul Walker, who died in a car accident in November 2013.

Earlier instalments of "Fast & Furious", Universal Pictures' most successful franchise, have made close to $2.4 billion in box office sales around the world.

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