Vin Diesel and his Fast Family have reason to celebrate as he Fast and Furious franchise has crossed a massive financial milestone. Thanks to Fast & Furious 9’s strong early returns at the international box office, Universal Pictures’s car-focused, action-packed series has surpassed the $ 6 billion mark at the box office. This makes it not only one of the most successful franchises of the modern era, but also one of the most successful franchises of all time. And possibly the most unlikely success story of its kind.
F9, the ninth entry in the Fast and Furious franchise, has earned $ 163 million in its international debut, including $ 137 million in China alone. With that, the Fast and Furious movies have made $ 6.056 billion in total. The franchise began with 2001’s The Fast and the Furious and now includes ten entries in total. All nine main entries in the series, as well as the 2019 spinoff Hobbs & Shaw, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham.
The fast and the furious, directed by Rob Cohen, was a relatively simple street racing movie, comparatively speaking, with an element of crime / heist at its center. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker led the cast as Dominic Torreto, a street racing criminal, and Brian O’Connor, an undercover cop, respectively. The film was quite successful, grossing $ 206.4 million at the box office. The stage was set for a series of sequels.
Tokyo drift, the third entry in the series, represented a low point, grossing just $ 157.7 million worldwide. But director Justin Lin later hatched a plan to steer the series in a new direction. With 2009’s Fast and Furious, began to shift gears, turning the franchise into an action-first, team-based franchise. That concept struck its nexus with Fast five, which brought The Rock into the fold as Luke Hobbs. With a staggering $ 630.1 million at the box office, it paved the way for the series to become a multimillionaire behemoth.
The ensuing sequels began to push the limits on screen to ever more bombastic heights, with audiences flocking to see what Dom’s team would do next. Fast and Furious 6 received $ 789.3 million. But Furious 7 marked another great turning point. Paul Walker passed away during production, largely marking the end of Brian O’Connor. Director James Wan managed to give him a huge and emotional sendoff and it paid off to the tune of $ 1.51 billion worldwide. Furious 7 It remains not only the highest grossing entry in this franchise, but one of the most important films in history. The Fate of the Furious ($ 1.23 billion) continued the hot streak.
Hobbs and Shaw($ 760.3 million) proved spin-offs beyond the main series were possible. Universal is said to be developing a sequel, as well as a female-led spinoff. At the same time, Fast and furious 10, which will be in two parts, will conclude the main series. All of this to say, $ 6 billion is impressive, but Dom and the gang still have a lot of gas in their tank. F9 hits theaters in the US on June 25. This news comes to us through The numbers.
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