Fast X Just Helped Universal Achieve A Humongous Landmark
Fast X pushed Universal over $1 billion at the 2023 domestic box office.
There’s no stopping Vin Diesel and his family. Fast X just pushed Universal’s Fast & Furious franchise to over $7 billion worldwide at the box office, making it number five on the list of highest-grossing franchises of all time. Additionally, it’s tied with the Wizarding World for the fewest number of movies to reach the $7 billion mark in that top five.
The Fast and the Furious came out way back in 2001, and the franchise has been going strong ever since. Fast X marks the 11th movie in the series (including the spin-off Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), and the franchise now claims $1.946 billion domestically and $5.083 billion internationally, bringing it past the coveted $7.03 billion worldwide mark. With the most recent movie just hitting theaters last weekend and one more movie planned for the long-running franchise, that number is bound to continue to go up.
Fast X also helped Universal rocket past the one billion domestic box office mark for 2023 for all of its 2023 films, making it the first studio to do so this year. According to Deadline, this is the fastest that Universal has reached this yearly benchmark in the past ten years. With plenty of movies left for 2023, it seems like Universal is in for a fairly good year.
The franchise has performed consistently well over the years, and Fast X looks to be no exception. In fact, its current worldwide gross of $388 million has already surpassed several of its predecessors, including The Fast and the Furious ($208.1 million), 2 Fast 2 Furious ($236.3 million), Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift ($158.5 million), and Fast & Furious ($363.3 million). It still has some work to do to surpass the more successful entries to the franchise, such as Fast Five ($629.9 million), Furious 7 ($1.5 billion), The Fate of the Furious ($1.2 billion), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw ($766.1 million), and F9 ($728.1 million).
It definitely doesn’t seem like the high-octane Fast X is going to have any trouble becoming one of the highest-grossing movies of the franchise, and it could easily top the pile. Not only does it have a star-studded cast, but it’s also one of the last movies of the franchise. There should be plenty more people who go to check out this summer blockbuster.
Fast X sees Vin Diesel return as Dominic Toretto as he faces a dangerous threat from his past — a vengeful son of one of his previous foes (Jason Momoa). Along with Jason Momoa and Vin Diesel, the film also stars Brie Larson, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Scott Eastwood, Daniela Melchior, Alan Ritchson, Helen Mirren, Brie Larson, Rita Moreno, Jason Statham, and Charlize Theron. The film was written by Justin Lin and Dan Mazeau and directed by Louis Leterrier.
It’ll be interesting to see how much more money Fast X can make during its theater run. As for the sequel, we can expect to see that sometime in 2025, barring any delays. Until then, you can go and see Fast X in theaters now.