These Charts Show How Furious 7’s Second Weekend Is as Impressive as Its First

Furious 7 stayed parked in the box office’s top spot for the second weekend in a row, adding $ 60.6 million in U.S. theaters for a total of $ 252.2 million. The film is one of only a dozen to score more than $ 60 million in its domestic box office sales in the second weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. See how it stacks up against other films that smashed the box office in their second weekend: It’s no surprise that Furious 7 is the Fast & Furious film that scored the franchise’s Read more [...]

These Charts Show How Furious 7 Made Box Office History

Universal Pictures’ efforts to release Furious 7 after the tragic death of franchise star Paul Walker in 2013 are being rewarded at the box office. The James Wan-directed film, which premiered on Friday, racked up $ 143.6 million at the U.S. box office during its opening weekend, making it one of the 10 biggest U.S. opening weekends of all time. Impressively, Furious 7 is the only film in this top 10 that isn’t based off a comic book, young-adult novel or toy:   Furious 7 also Read more [...]

ISPs “secretly furious” at Verizon, scared of stronger net neutrality rules

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam. Verizon Verizon seemingly won a huge victory in January when a federal appeals court struck down network neutrality restrictions on blocking and discriminating against Internet content over fixed broadband connections. But Verizon's lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission could backfire, with the commission now considering even stronger rules on both fixed and wireless networks. That's why fellow Internet service providers Read more [...]

Texas Longhorns Mess Up Coin Toss vs. UCLA, Coach Charlie Strong Is Furious

Considering this is college football, the UCLA Bruins probably weren't prepared to throw the Texas Longhorns off guard by choosing to defer after winning the coin toss.Apparently, no one told the Longhorns captains that deferring means they have the option to receive in the second half, so they elected to kick.According to Bruin Report Online, the referee even tried explaining the situation to the Texas captain, but he still wanted to kick.Brian Davis from the Austin American-Statesman tweeted Read more [...]

Ft. Hood shooter said to have been furious before rampage

The Army had rejected Ft. Hood shooter Ivan Lopez's requests for additional time off to deal with family issues. When Army Spc. Ivan Lopez went on the shooting rampage Wednesday at Ft. Hood, Texas, killing three soldiers and injuring 16 others, he had just learned that superiors in Washington had rejected his request to take a temporary leave to deal with family matters related to his mother's death, a federal law enforcement official said. Nation - Read more [...]

Fast and Furious 7 to Give Paul Walker a Farewell Worthy of the Actor and His Character

In the wake of the tragic car accident that took the life of Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas, the studio behind the upcoming Fast & Furious 7 — which is now months into production — faced some difficult decisions in how it would move forward after the death of one of the movie’s principal stars. Production was halted immediately following the November 30 crash, throwing into disarray the planned July 11, 2014 release date. With initial questions surfacing about if they would Read more [...]