They need to seriously retire this movie.
WTF, didn't know this movie was even coming out
`Fast & Furious' accelerates to $72.5M opening
(04-05) 08:36 PDT LOS ANGELES (AP) --
"Fast & Furious" has left its competition in the dust with a $72.5 million opening weekend.
That is the best opening weekend so far this year, topping last weekend's $59.3 million debut for "Monsters vs. Aliens."
"Fast & Furious" also has raced to a record for April debuts, easily passing the previous best of $42.2 million set by "Anger Management" in 2003.
The fourth installment of "The Fast and the Furious" street-racing franchise brings back the four stars of the 2001 original — Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.
The reunion has paid off for distributor Universal, which also has pulled in $30.1 million in 32 other countries where "Fast & Furious" is playing.
They need to seriously retire this movie.
I saw Friday that Universal only expected to get 30-40million worldwide for this movie. Maybe they'll let it go out with a bang...maybe they'll let a fifth one slip through.. I do know that it was sold out here all weekend..
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The movie was sold out in several theaters, in several towns, in my area as well. My friend's daughter and my nephew tried to see it in 3 different towns Saturday night, and all were sold out. I was surprised so many people were out at the movies,....this is rural Iowa, and almost 30 towns in our area had their Proms Saturday night.
Obviously there are a lot of F&F fans,...I know I am. I want to see it, but I never go to the movies anymore. We will buy it when it comes out on video. We have the first 2,...but passed on Tokyo Drift.
Damn that's a lot of money for the fourth movie in a hit & miss franchise.
It sure is...I figured..it would do well...but ah whatever.
Here's a funny review of Fast & Furious 4. It speaks volumes:
'Fast & Furious' review
'The cast was available' is no reason to make a sequel
By Matt Pais
Anyone holding their breath to find out what happened to Dom (Vin Diesel) after 2001's "The Fast and the Furious" has long since passed out. For anyone else still interested in the exploits of this brutish criminal (who appeared only briefly in the second sequel, "Tokyo Drift"), Dom and FBI agent Brian (Paul Walker) return to take down a violent drug lord. Also back are Jordana Brewster as Dom's sister/Brian's ex and Michelle Rodriguez as Dom's best gal.
The buzz: In the last seven years these actors' stocks have fallen like, uh, most actual stocks. The series has likewise trickled downward from the entertaining first installment to 2003's spotty "2 Fast 2 Furious" to 2006's ridiculously cliché, star-free "Tokyo Drift." At least "Fast & Furious" can't be as unnecessary as the latest "Street Fighter" movie. Right?
The verdict: Par for the course: Dumb dialogue and Walker possessing fewer rough edges than pudding. But "Furious" doesn't even emphasize heart-pounding races, the series' bread and butter. It also suffers from the charisma strike that Diesel seems to have launched after shooting the original. (This guy belongs in the dictionary next to the word "uninspired.") Gone is the fun, vicarious thrill of badass guys racing killer cars and rolling with gorgeous girls they actually care about. What remains is the saga of unhappy, amoral and unlikable morons fighting crime. Not the same.
Did you know? Brian's boss claims that the only difference between a cop and a criminal is "one bad judgment call." Interesting he doesn't fire Brian—who constantly acts in his own unprofessional self-interest—after five such incidents in a row.'Fast & Furious' review | Metromix Chicago
Let's not confuse it with the newest movie release...
Hmn, I watched a bit of one of these last night but found it very boring. But then I'm a 28 year old woman, and I think this film is aimed squarely at teenage boys- it's got girls, cars and men being MEN.
I hate that these films were rather responsible for all the twattish blue neon strips that boy racers put on their cars, and all the modding of poor unfortunate Corsas and the like that you now see in the suburbs of England
It worries me that there are people out there that still consider that 'tribal art' as edgy....
I plan to watch it. Just cause Paul Walker is a fricking hottie. LOL!
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