Fast X, one of the highest anticipated films of the year, is off to a decent start at the box office. The tenth film in the hugely successful Fast & Furious franchise has managed to make close to $320 million at the global box office on the first weekend.
The film has also recorded the second-biggest global opening after The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which collected $377 million in the first weekend. The major chunk of Fast X’s collections has come from international territories. Read on to know the full details of the weekend collections.
Fast X Collects $320 Million Globally in Opening Weekend
The Vin Diesel starrer made $67.5 million in the domestic market and a whopping $251.4 million in the international market, taking its global total to $318.9 million. The film marked the biggest opening of the year internationally as it collected an impressive $78.3 million in China, $16.7 million in Mexico, $9.7 million in France, and $9.6 million in Brazil.
Other considerable international collections include $8.6 million in India, $8.4 million in Indonesia, $8 million in Germany, $7.6 million in the UK, $7 million in Japan (the highest in the franchise so far), and $6.7 million in South Korea.
Talking about the collection, Universal Pictures’ president of domestic distribution, Jim Orr, said, “What a tremendous global debut for this incredible, unique franchise. Audiences were revved up to see their beloved ‘Fast’ family back in theaters with all the spectacular action and familial themes that resonate so well across the globe.”
Fast X Collections Trail Behind Those of Previous Installments
The film is the most expensive installment in the franchise, having been made on a huge budget of $340 million. While the international collections look favorable, Fast X has failed to match up to the opening collections of the previous installments of the series.
In comparison, 2021’s F9: The Fast Saga made $70 million domestically in the opening weekend, despite being released with COVID restrictions. 2015’s Furious 7 recorded the biggest opening for the franchise with $148 million, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious made $98 million and 2013’s Fast and Furious 6 collected $97 million in North America.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Stood Second in Terms of Weekend Collections
Fast X is followed by Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which collected $32.8 million during the third weekend of its release. The superhero flick has so far collected $267 million in North America and $659 million globally.
However, it still has not been able to catch up to 2017’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($863 million) and 2014’s Guardians of the Galaxy ($773 million). In third place is The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which is still going strong after its seventh weekend in the theaters.
The animated movie, distributed by Universal, has grossed $1.248 billion worldwide, becoming the biggest film of the year and the third-highest-grossing animated film in history. Book Club: The Next Chapter stood at number fourth with $3 million from around 3500 screens.
Evil Dead Rise, Warner Bros and New Line’s horror flick, made $2.3 million during its fifth weekend and ranked fifth. The film has till now made $64 million in North America and $140 million globally.
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