The Fast and Furious Franchise Races to Number One at the Box Office
The tenth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise has done it again! This weekend, it won the race against “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” and easily snatched the No. 1 spot at the box office. The movie titled “Fast X,” earned $67.5 million in ticket sales at 4,046 theaters in the United States and Canada, according to Universal Pictures estimates on Sunday.
The Lowest-Grossing Film in the Franchise
This installment is the lowest-grossing of the series, which reached its peak with the $142.2 million opening of “Furious 7,” the only film in the franchise to top $100 million from the start. The domestic debut of “Fast X” only ranks above the top three. The last movie, “F9,” opened to $70 million in 2021.
An International Success
But this is also a series that has generally made most of its money internationally. “Fast X” opened in 84 markets internationally, playing in more than 24,000 theaters, where it earned an estimated $251.4 million. The main market was China with 78.3 million, followed by Mexico with 16.7 million. And it totals a global opening of 319 million dollars, the third largest of the franchise.
The Cast and Crew
Directed by Louis Leterrier, “Fast X” brings back the cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jordana Brewster and adds several newcomers such as Brie Larson, Rita Moreno and a villain played by Jason Momoa. The ever-expanding cast also includes Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, and Helen Mirren.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Takes Second Place
On the other hand, in its third weekend, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” made an estimated 32 million in North American theaters to take second place. It has now earned $266.5 million domestically and $659.1 million globally.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie in Third Place
Third place went to another Universal juggernaut, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which is now in its seventh weekend since its launch launch.
In conclusion, “Fast X” may be the lowest-grossing film in the franchise, but it is still a success. With a global opening of $319 million, it proves that this series is still going strong. Congratulations to the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication to this beloved franchise.