“Fast X” accelerates to $319 million for opening weekend box office
It was an expected victory”Quick X” over the weekend, and the 10th entry in the main line of the “Fast and Furious” film franchise dominated the weekend. And while the domestic numbers were arguably soft at around $67 million, the film remains a star at the overseas box office, bringing in $319 million in its opening weekend. Deadline.
“Fast X” dominates the weekend box office with $319 million worldwide
“Fast X” actually opened lower domestically than “F9: The Fast Saga” in June 2021. “F9” had a domestic opening weekend of around $70 million in its first weekend of release. The film ended with $173 million domestically and around $726 million worldwide. This was still during the pandemic, when the theater box office was recovering. 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious” earned $226 million domestically and another $1 billion overseas for a total of $1.236 billion. The franchise peaked in 2015 with the release of Furious 7, which grossed $353 million domestically and $1.515 billion worldwide.
Since the seventh entry, the “Fast and Furious” franchise has received increasingly poor reviews from critics. “Fast X” received a 54% rating from critics Rotten tomatoes, while “F9” scored 59% and “The Fate of the Furious” scored 67%. “Furious 7” has a fairly high rating of 81%. One thing that works in “Fast X’s” favor is its high audience score of 86%. This has generally been a franchise where audiences love the movies more than critics, but the domestic numbers are trending downward. It remains to be seen whether its international ticket sales can once again push the franchise near or above $1 billion.
Elsewhere, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. A 3” held its ground in its third weekend, falling just 48.4 percent and bringing in an additional $31.9 million. The Marvel Studios threequel’s domestic total now stands at $266 million and is climbing to around $659 million worldwide. Box Office Mojo. The film should easily surpass the original “Guardians of the Galaxy’s” $333 million domestically and $773 million worldwide. It will be interesting to see if it lives up to “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Universal and Illumination’s Nintendo adaptation, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” was No. 3 over the weekend with $9.8 million. The film now stands at $549 million domestically and $1.229 billion worldwide. Despite the slowdown in movie theaters and the film’s release on premium Video on Demand this weekend, tickets are still being sold. It remains the biggest film of 2023.
“Fast X” stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Oscar winner Charlize Theron, Jason Momoa, Jason Statham and Oscar winner Brie Larson. Louis Leterrier will take over as director of the sequel from Justin Lin, who co-wrote the screenplay. As you noted Species, Vin Diesel recently teased at the film’s premiere in Rome that “Fast X” could be the start of a three-film conclusion to the franchise. However, Universal Pictures has yet to confirm the news. “Fast & Furious 11” is currently in production.