The Fast and Furious franchise won BIG again with the newest installment; Furious 7. A movie franchise that is surrounded by badass cars is something many people want to see, especially us auto transporters. We can’t get enough. Furious 7 had the biggest first week haul in for the month April with a staggering $141 in domestic sales and $392 million worldwide. In the second week of showings Furious 7 brought in another $60 million in domestic sales. That is still a huge number and more than some movies will make in its entire lifetime. Worldwide figures are upwards of $800 million. It is like the movie is living a quarter of a million each week (pun from the quarter mile racing that took place in the first movie). This franchise is just taking off with no reason to stop. These companies should be lining up to make an eighth film. On the other hand, would it be right without Paul Walker?
The Fast and Furious franchise was built by Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson did help breathe some life into the franchise, but with his addition each movie is getting bigger and better. Its hard to not keep this franchise going in some shape of fashion.
In other Fast and Furious news, headlines have been coming out about Dom Toretto’s 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle for the fourth movie will be going to auction. The auction will be located at the Dallas’ Leake Auction on April 18th. People are speculating that the vehicle will go from a large sum of money because of the condition of the vehicle and because of it being i the film. In the movie they used a stunt car for the shots were the car took a beating, so this beauty of a car never had a dent in it. The vehicle was built by Frank Collins of Cinema Vehicles. The vehicle has been consigned to the auction by Jeff Allen, star of the TV show The Car Chasers. The reason he is selling this car is because he wants about 6 vehicles from the Furious 7 movie.