Edmonton Journal

Furious 7 tops in China


BEIJING — Fast & Furious 7 has knocked Transforme­rs: Age of Extinction off the perch of China’s highest grossing movie, demonstrat­ing that Hollywood action and special effects are the safest bets in the booming Chinese market.

The movie starring Vin Diesel ended its second week with a total box office take of about $332 million in China. In North America Furious 7 was No. 1 for the fourth weekend and has earned about $321 million. Its worldwide box office crossed the $1-billion mark Friday.

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