For the last two weeks,the seventh FAST AND THE FURIOUS film FURIOUS 7 has been on the Number One box office spot,financially grossing &252.5 million in the U.S.,and $800 million worldwide,bringing in to a total of $1 billion dollars.
And while that’s really great news for the likes of Universal Studios,Jason Statham(whose about-to-be-lagging career has now gotten an enormous boost[and drafted him away from Straight-To-VOD/DVD/Blu Ray territory]),Tony Jaa,Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,and Ronda Rousey,it certainly means a whole lot of other things(other than just the success of the FAST AND THE FURIOUS films being about bonding,via Vin Diesel’s love for his “family” of friends)…
* It means that Vin Diesel has even more multi millions of dollars,even which an awful lot more than the likes of Jackie Chan,Jet Li,Arnold Schwarzenegger,Sylvester Stallone,Robert DeNiro,and Tom Cruise combined.
* It means that the Paul Walker estate now has more multi millions of dollars than any organized religion churches and any major movie studios combined.
* It means that both Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster have more multi millions of dollars than the likes of Sigourney Weaver,Uma Thurman,Madonna,and Julia Roberts combined.
* The FAST AND THE FURIOUS films have made more money than all of the FRIDAY THE 13th.,NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET,ALIEN,PREDATOR,GODZILLA,BLOODFIST,ARMOUR OF GOD,POLICE STORY,TRANSPORTER,WITCHCRAFT,PUPPETMASTER,TABOO,TALK DIRTY TO ME,TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE,HELLRAISER,CHILDREN OF THE CORN,UNIVERSAL SOLDIER,Hammer Films’ DRACULA and FRANKENSTEIN films,and PLANET OF THE APES films combined.
* The FAST AND THE FURIOUS films have made it possible for an action film to only be successful at the box office if it’s got the FAST AND THE FURIOUS or just either FAST or FURIOUS attached to it.
* Betcha didn’t know(or even remember) that Sonny Chiba was in a FAST AND THE FURIOUS film,that being Part 3:TOKYO DRIFT(as a Yakuza guy),as well as Cole Hauser(Wings’ son) as the villain in Part 2: 2 FAST,2 FURIOUS.
* Thanks to the success of the FAST AND THE FURIOUS films,Vin Diesel is now known as the modern day of action/genre cinema,while Danny Trejo is now known as the Hispanic David Carradine/Jan Michael Vincent of action/genre cinema,70s action/genre cinema king Burt Reynolds is now basically known as “Burt Who ?!”,and Gary Busey is in a class of his own.
* The FAST AND THE FURIOUS films are basically big budgeted white beard popcorn entertainment for mainstream audiences(that dig the AVENGERS and IRON MAN films).
….I’m all out of words,for I’ll just wisely end it here.
Hillary Clinton Announces Her Run For The 2016 Presidential Race,For I’d Rather Have A Dysfunctional Family-Esque Presidential Reign Than a One Sided,Out-Of-Touch Far Right Anti-Social Freedoms/Anti-Government Programs Presidential Reign(from Any Republican,Tea Party Member,Or Right Leaning Libertarian)