The Pendulum -Steve4192 -CANESHARP -
PAUL WALKERS death WAS HUGE for that franchise.
Remember the marketing for it? “One last ride” with paul walkers fucking Face on it. Yes his death squeezed every bit of the juice
People in China have no fucking idea who Paul Walker was. Furious 7 and 8 didn't make more in China than they made in the USA because of Paul Walker. None of his movies ever did diddly squat in the Chinese market.
You know who in the cast did have a history of drawing huge numbers in the Chinese box office? The Rock.
Take rocks 'contribution' of China out of it.
No.7 still grosses 1.2 billion dollars, and 8 grosses almost 900 million.
No doubt China make an impact, but to say that walkers death didn't cause more people to go see 7 and consequently 8 is false.
It's not just China. Furious 7 did monster numbers all over the non-English speaking world. It was the highest grossing movie of 2015 in Columbia, Malaysia, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand. It was #2 in Brazil, Russia. It was top 10 pretty much everywhere.