“FAST X’ Earns $319 Million In The Film’s Worldwide Opening Weekend

"FAST X' Earns $319 Million In The Film's Worldwide Opening Weekend

The tenth installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise took the box office by storm this weekend, knocking “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” out of first place.

According to estimates released by Universal Pictures on Sunday, “Fast X” made $67.5 million in ticket sales from 4,046 North American theaters.

It’s on the lower end of the series’ openings, which peaked with “Furious 7’s” $142.2 million debut, the only film in the series to break the $100 million barrier. The domestic debut of “Fast X” ranks only third.

In 2021, the last film, “F9,” grossed $70 million. However, this is a series that has typically made the majority of its money internationally, often exceeding 70%. True to form, it’s turbocharged in Europe. “Fast X” debuted in 84 markets worldwide, playing in over 24,000 theaters and earning an estimated $251.4 million.

China was the largest market, accounting for $78.3 million, followed by Mexico, which accounted for $16.7 million. It all adds up to a $319 million global debut, the franchise’s third largest.

“It’s a global franchise with a very broad audience,” said Jim Orr, head of domestic distribution at Universal. “The themes resonate with people all over the world.”

“Fast X” is directed by Louis Leterrier (who took over from Justin Lin during production) and stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jordana Brewster, as well as several newcomers such as Brie Larson, Rita Moreno, and Jason Momoa as villains. Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, and Helen Mirren round out the ever-expanding cast.

According to reports, the film cost $340 million to produce, not including marketing.

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