'Furious 7' grosses Rs 70 crores in India

'Furious 7' made the highest opening weekend collection for a Hollywood movie in India by grossing Rs 70 crores from 2600 screens across the country, according to the production house.

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

The movie, dubbed in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, marked the final appearance of Paul Walker who died in a car crash before finishing shooting on the movie. His brothers stood in for certain scenes involving the late actor.

'Fast and Furious' veterans Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster returned for the 7th installment. Indian actor Ali Fazal had a guest appearance in the movie.

"'Furious' is undoubtedly one of the world's biggest franchises. We expected huge numbers to come from India in the first weekend itself.

"This is a huge achievement for a Hollywood movie in India. Hopefully, the will continue to go strong and attract more audiences to the theatres in the coming weeks," Sarabjit Singh, GM, Universal Pictures India said in a statement.

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