of universal fast x With the core franchise locked down, it opened to $67.5 million in North America and went on to gross an impressive $318.9 million globally. It’s a promising start for the 10th installment, even though the film is seeing diminishing returns in the US
It’s a different matter abroad, where fast x It grossed a whopping $251.4 million in its international debut. Its global opening makes it the No. 2 debut of the year behind fellow Universal The Super Mario Bros. Movie and behind the franchise’s No. 3 global opening the fate of the furious And furious 7, Internationally, this is the biggest opening of 2023 so far.
The action picture easily snatched the box office crown from Marvel and Disney Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3Which is now in its third weekend. Guardians 3 – which is no small feat – grossed $32 million domestically and $48.8 million overseas, taking its grand total to a pleasing global total of $659.1 million.
fast x One of the few recent Hollywood films to resonate in China, it opened to an impressive $78.3 million. Other regional highlights: In Mexico, it took a whopping $16.7 million, followed by France ($9.7 million), Brazil ($9.6 million), India ($8.6 million), Indonesia ($8.4 million), Germany ($8 million), the UK ($ 7.6 million) and South Korea ($6.7 million). And it made a franchise-best $7 million in Japan.
in North America, fast x Received B+ CinemaScore from audience, same grade given F9: The Fast Sagawhich opened to $70 million domestically in 2021, when the pandemic still remained a major box office challenge.
Louis Leterrier directs the 10th installment in the popular franchise (he’s also on board for the upcoming 11th). While that film is the final installment in Universal Men Fast series, there’s a lot of opportunity for spinoffs.
Vin Diesel leads a stellar cast of familiar and new faces fast x, including franchise mainstays Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Sung Kang and Jordana Brewster. Newcomers include Jason Momoa, Brie Larson and Rita Moreno, who plays Diesel’s grandmother.
Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Jason Statham, Alan Richson, Daniela Melchior, Scott Eastwood, Helen Mirren and Charlize Theron also star.
during many Fast In the movies, Dom Toretto (Diesel) and his family have outwitted, stunned, and routed every enemy that stood in their way. Now, they face the deadliest adversary they’ve ever faced: a terrifying villain (Momoa) rising from the shadows of the past with a vengeance for blood bent on destroying this family and all. is determined to destroy something – and everyone – that Dom loves, forever.
Universal and Illumination’s blockbuster Super Mario Bros. Movie opened at No. 3 domestically with $9.8 million. Globally, it has crossed another milestone Incredible ($1.243 billion) to rank as the third biggest animated film of all time with $1.248 billion in worldwide ticket sales, not adjusted for inflation.
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May 21, 7:40 am: Updated with estimated weekend projections.
This story was originally published on May 20 at 7:52 am.