Fast X seems to have finally encountered its significant bottleneck and is likely to have reached its final major achievement at the global box office. Despite landing on Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) platforms only three weeks after its theatrical release, the tenth installment in the Fast and Furious series has managed to amass a significant box office total.
Two weeks ago, the film exceeded the $700 million mark but has since slowed down. Its domestic earnings stand at a relatively disappointing $145 million, yet its performance in international markets, where the franchise has always thrived due to its wide appeal, has compensated for this. The film’s foreign earnings currently stand at $558.6 million, bringing the total worldwide gross to $705 million.
Fast X, along with Jurassic World Dominion, stands out as one of the few Hollywood releases post-pandemic to not only secure a theatrical release in China, but to achieve considerable success there. Interestingly, the film has earned more in China than in the US, although the current $705 million global total does not include figures from China. The film has also done well in other Asian regions, with Japan contributing $27 million to its total earnings so far.
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An Endangered Family
Fast X is the first part of a planned trilogy (originally a duology) intended to conclude the saga that kicked off with 2001’s The Fast and the Furious. This installment pits Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto, and his “family” against a quirky, murderous antagonist named Dante (Jason Momoa). The film leaves the fate of several key characters hanging in balance, while bidding a temporary farewell to at least one significant character.
Currently, Fast X ranks third on the year’s global box office chart, following The Super Mario Bros. Movie ($1.34 billion) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 ($831 million). However, it’s likely to face competition from Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, which is projected to have a $235 million worldwide opening weekend. Dead Reckoning is anticipated to have a sustained run at the box office, particularly amongst its older, Tom Cruise fanbase, and it’s expected to stay in theaters longer than Fast X before making the digital transition.
Watch our interview with Fast X cast member Michelle Rodriguez here, and keep an eye on FilmSweep for more updates on the Fast and Furious franchise.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Fast X Box Office Performance
What is the current global box office total for Fast X?
Fast X has achieved a global box office total of $705 million, which includes a domestic gross of $145 million and overseas earnings of $558.6 million.
Has Fast X been released on Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) platforms?
Yes, Fast X was released on PVOD platforms just three weeks after its theatrical release.
How did Fast X perform in China?
Fast X not only secured a theatrical release in China post-pandemic, but it also performed exceedingly well there, grossing more than it did in the United States. However, the current total of $705 million does not yet include figures from China.
What is the position of Fast X on the year’s global box office chart?
As of now, Fast X ranks as the third-highest grossing film of the year on the global box office chart.
Who is the antagonist in Fast X?
In Fast X, Vin Diesel’s character, Dominic Toretto, and his “family” face off against a quirky, murderous character named Dante, played by Jason Momoa.
What upcoming releases could pose a competition to Fast X?
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One could potentially compete with Fast X. It’s projected to have a $235 million worldwide opening weekend and is anticipated to have a sustained run at the box office.