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'Furious 7' could hit $400 million in China, set to lap 'Transformers' in days

With $250 million in its trunk after just eight days in Chinese theaters, “Furious 7” is likely to surpass “Transformers: Age of Extinction” this week as the mainland’s top grossing film ever, analysts said Tuesday. The seventh installment in Universal Pictures' “Fast & Furious” franchise has roared out of the gates since its release in China on April 12 and could top $400 million in the country, analysts from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway estimated. The fourth “Transformers” earned nearly $306 million in China last summer. Worldwide, “Furious 7” has now hauled in more than $1.1 billion and has...