‘Fast X’ Surpasses New Milestones in Global Box Office as Home Audience Fizzles Out
Despite its digital debut earlier this week, ‘Fast X’ continues to attract fans who are racing to theaters. In contrast to ‘The Little Mermaid,’ which predominantly captures domestic interest, the Fast & Furious franchise remains immensely popular in international markets, while its reception in the United States wanes. After four weeks since its release, ‘Fast X’ has amassed over $650 million in global box office revenue.
Of the total, $514 million originates from overseas territories, while domestic theaters contribute a mere $138 million. Over the weekend, the movie earned an additional $5.2 million in the United States and an extra $20 million from international markets. Notably, China accounted for $3.4 million of that sum, despite the simultaneous release of ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,’ which grossed $40 million during its debut weekend in the Middle Kingdom. ‘Fast X’ stands out as one of the rare Hollywood films to achieve impressive results in China, given the stricter sanctions on foreign titles screened there in the post-pandemic era.
To date, the movie has garnered $132 million in China, slightly below its domestic earnings of $138 million. Other significant contributors to the film’s global gross include Mexico ($35 million), Brazil ($24 million), Japan ($22 million), and France ($17.9 million). With its overseas earnings of $514 million, ‘Fast X’ surpasses ‘Fast Five’ ($419 million) but still trails ‘Fast and Furious 6’ ($550 million), ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ ($586 million), and ‘F9: The Fast Saga’ ($546 million).
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Regarding worldwide box office revenue, ‘Fast X’ has surpassed the earnings of the first five movies in the series: ‘The Fast and the Furious’ ($206 million), ‘2 Fast 2 Furious’ ($236 million), ‘The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift’ ($157 million), ‘Fast & Furious’ ($359 million), and ‘Fast Five’ ($629 million). However, it falls behind ‘F9’ ($719 million), ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ ($760 million), and ‘Fast and Furious 6’ ($789 million). The highest-grossing films in the franchise remain ‘The Fate of the Furious’ ($1.2 billion) and ‘Furious 7’ ($1.5 billion).
‘Fast X’ Takes the Lead as the Franchise’s Most Expensive Film
Nevertheless, there is one area where ‘Fast X’ has secured the pole position, and that is its budget. The movie reportedly cost a staggering $340 million to produce, making it not only the most expensive installment in the series but also one of the costliest films ever made. This significant budget can be attributed to the ensemble cast of A-list movie stars and the behind-the-scenes turmoil caused by original director Justin Lin’s departure, ultimately replaced by Louis Leterrier.
‘Fast X’ stars Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez, Sung Kang, Ludacris, Jason Momoa, John Cena, and many others. Universal plans to conclude the series with two upcoming releases: a direct sequel to ‘Fast X’ and a side story that will mark the unexpected return of Dwayne Johnson to the franchise. You can watch the first six minutes of the movie here and stay tuned to FilmSweep for further updates.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Fast X Box Office Performance
What is the box office performance of ‘Fast X’?
‘Fast X’ has been performing exceptionally well at the global box office, surpassing $650 million in revenue. However, while it continues to thrive in international markets, its earnings from the domestic audience have been comparatively lower, standing at $138 million.
How does ‘Fast X’ compare to other movies in the Fast & Furious franchise?
In terms of worldwide gross, ‘Fast X’ has surpassed the earnings of the first five movies in the series. However, it still falls behind the highest-grossing films in the franchise, such as ‘The Fate of the Furious’ and ‘Furious 7.’ Among the Fast & Furious films, ‘F9’ and ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ currently hold the top spots for box office earnings.
Why is ‘Fast X’ considered the most expensive film in the franchise?
‘Fast X’ holds the record as the most expensive entry in the Fast & Furious series, with a reported production cost of $340 million. This is primarily due to the inclusion of a star-studded ensemble cast and the behind-the-scenes complications that led to a change in directors.
Are there plans for future releases in the Fast & Furious franchise?
Yes, Universal has announced two upcoming releases to conclude the series. There will be a direct follow-up to ‘Fast X,’ as well as a side story that marks the unexpected return of Dwayne Johnson to the franchise. Fans can look forward to more high-octane action in the future.
Which countries have contributed significantly to the global gross of ‘Fast X’?
China has played a significant role in the success of ‘Fast X,’ contributing $132 million to its global earnings. Other notable contributions come from countries like Mexico ($35 million), Brazil ($24 million), Japan ($22 million), and France ($17.9 million). These international markets have shown strong support for the movie.
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