Paul Walker's Charity Received 'Less Than One Percent' Of 'Fast & Furious 6' Sales

3:35 AM EST 1/11/2016 by Rhea Pruto, Celebeat Reporter

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Even though Paul Walker's charity, Reach Out Worldwide, should have been one of the main beneficiaries of "Fast & Furious 6" DVD sales, a new report claimed that the charity received less than what was expected. A spokesperson for the group, however, said the contributions from Universal Studios are still appreciated and already satisfactory. 

Page Six exclusively reports that "Fast & Furious 6" posted huge sales for its DVD and Blu-ray editions, which should mean Walker's Reach Out Worldwide nonprofit institution would benefit greatly as well. But this is not the case. Universal Pictures had committed to donating a "portion" of the sales to the charity, but this portion turned out to be only $1 million. Since the DVD and Blu-Ray sales reached $130 million, the amount given to the charity only amounted to less than one percent of the proceeds. 

The spokesman for the group, however, said that the contribution was enough and satisfactory already. The spokesperson added that the charity shelled out $109,222--apart from $81,269--in 2014 in "boots on the ground deployments to disaster zones."

In related news, while the fate of Paul's character in "Fast & Furious 8" remains unclear, there is a high possibility that Cody Walker will be part of the upcoming two sequels, "Fast & Furious 9' and "Fast & Furious 10." According to the IMDB page, "Rumours suggest Cody Walker will play Brian's brother Jack O'Conner, this could only mean that Brian's son Jack is named after his brother."

There is still no confirmation on what awaits Brian in the "Fast & Furious 8," which is set to be released on April 14, 2017. While the shooting for the seventh instalment got interrupted with Paul's untimely death, his character, Brian, remained intact on the movie with the help of his brothers Cody and Caleb, as well as computer-generated imagery. With specific lighting and camera angles, his brothers were able to act as Paul's body doubles and be the beloved Brian of "Fast & Furious" franchise fans.

For "Fast & Furious 8," however, it seems that no such plans exist. Instead, NBC Universal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer confirmed to Variety that fans may still see Paul because there will be flashback scenes of his character.

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