Furious 7: A Record-Breaking Opening Weekend!


The best ever debut in the Fast and the Furious franchise’s history.

As expected, Furious 7 absolutely dominated this weekend’s box office, smashing records as it raced off with an estimated $143.6 million domestic debut.

Globally, the James Wan-directed sequel — which was devastated by the death of lead actor Paul Walker during a break in production — made an additional $240.4 million for a worldwide total opening weekend of $384 million.


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This makes Furious 7’s stunning debut a franchise-best openingweekend, the biggest April opening ever, the biggest Easter weekend opening ever, the second-largest pre-summer bow in history, and the biggest opening since The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in 2013. Furious 7 also received an A CinemaScore.

Here are the weekend estimates via Rentrak:

1. Furious 7 $143.6 million

2. Home $27.4 million

3. Get Hard $12.9 million

4. Cinderella $10.3 million

5. The Divergent Series: Insurgent $10 million

6. It Follows $2.5 million

7. Woman in Gold $2 million

8. Kingsman: The Secret Service $1.7 million

9. Do You Believe? $1.5 million

10. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel $1 million


Gameloft teases Asphalt 8: Airborne


French games maker Gameloft is on a roll lately. Hot on the heels of teasing its upcomingModern Combat 5 for iOS and Android and releasing Gangstar Vegas on the App Store, just a few hours ago it posted the first Asphalt 8: Airborne teaser.

Yup, the next installment in the Asphalt franchise promises to up the ante with high-octane action.

This usually entails smashing vehicles into each other and taking control of crazy fast racing cars that defy gravity and fly all over the place, almost as if someone’s watched a tad too many Fast and Furious movies. We’re not complaining, though. Asphalt 8: Airborne looks business and we can’t wait to get our hands on it. Your action-packed trailer is right after the break…

Gameloft promises both synchronous and asynchronous multiplayer, in addition to several game modes such as Gate Drift, Infected and Takedown, the latter making a return fromAsphalt 7.

Gate Drift will challenge you to drift your way through multiple gates. The more you get through, the more points you get. If the following screenies are anything to go by, we’re in for some non-stop adrenaline action.

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Infected mode has one player starting as “infected.” The goal is to hit another car within 20 seconds in order to pass the infection along and regain health.

You can also expect eight brand new maps and an assortment of high-end vehicles from the usual suspects like Lamborghini, Bugatti, Zonda, Ferrari, Mercedes and many more.

Asphalt 8 is coming soon to iOS and Android.

Oh, and it’s going to cost only 99 cents.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

The original and the modern interpretation

It’s fifty years ago since the Renault Alpine A110 Berlinette was introduced as one of the most beautiful road cars of its time, embodying light weight and sweet handling and furthering the long and successful Renault motorsport heritage by winning rallies all over the world.

The Renault Alpine A110-50 and the Renault Alpine A110

Not surprisingly, such a memorable automotive birthday has precipitated a very appealing concept car.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

The Renault Alpine A110-50, is a reinterpretation of the original Alpine’s key features in a thoroughly modern way. It has focussed on the most characteristic design features of the original A110 with newly sculpted flowing bodywork.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

Some of the other design features you can see carried across include the half-domed lamps becoming full LED yellow lighting and the 3D rear window which reveals the mid-rear engine.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

Air intakes on each side echo the ducts on the rear wheel arches of the original Berlinette.

The right-hand duct is for gearbox cooling, the left for the engine bay.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

Produced by Faster, the carbon-fibre bodywork features a new shade of blue which refreshes and reinterprets the famous original ‘Alpine Blue’.

One of the most interesting aspects of the reinterpretation is the shape – unlike the original which was built before ground effects design was invented, the aerodynamic efficiency of the A110-50 is largely generated by ground effect.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

At the front, a splitter hidden in the bumper generates low pressure, which results in significant aerodynamic downforce.

At the rear, a diffuser accelerates air flow beneath the floor. Ground effect therefore accounts for more than one-third of the car’s downforce, with the rest coming from an adjustable rear wing.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

The research and design of this air flow was conducted using Computational Fluid Dynamics, a cutting-edge technology used particularly in F1. CFD involves studying movements of a fluid, or their effects, by resolving digitally the equations which govern the fluid.

This technique was used by Renault Sport Technologies primarily in order to fine-tune the aerodynamics and study the behaviour of the New Mégane Trophy as a function of air flow.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

Every opening panel does so with dynamics worthy of the finest GTs, with the bonnet hinged at the front and the engine bay cover opening towards the rear. The doors feature a scissor motion.

Produced with the renowned expertise of Renault Sport Technologies, the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept car is imbued with the world of motorsport.

It benefits from the experience gained from the racing Mégane Trophy by using the same technical platform.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday

Developed on the same technical platform as Mégane Trophy, the Renault Alpine A110-50 concept car also boasts the same chief technical characteristics.

It runs the Renault V4Y engine block, a 3.5 litre 24-valve 400hp V6 mounted in a mid-rear position.

The crankcase (semi-wet), moving parts (pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft), valve train (camshafts and valve springs) and exhaust system are specific compared to the version featured on productions models.

Renault reinterprets the Alpine A110 to commemorate its 50th Birthday