Put on your seatbelts, because Universal’s “Fast X” will be racing into cinemas this weekend, and it has already racked up $7.5 million in American preview sales on Thursday.
The 10th “Fast and Furious” film is expected to gross more than $60 million at the box office. If that were to happen, it would be the seventh-highest debut for the series, coming in between “F9: The Fast Saga” in 2021 (which will earn $70 million) and the “Hobbs and Shaw” spinoff in 2019 (which will make $60 million). Both of those movies generated a total of $7.1 million and $5.8 million during their Thursday preview showings, respectively.
Because “F9” was released during the pandemic, when around 80% of cinemas were still closed, the prospects for “Fast X” in the United States are uncertain. On the other hand, the worldwide box office hauls for “Fast and Furious” have been significantly impacted by sales made in other countries. The opening weekend goal for “Fast X” in international markets is projected to be $220 million. “Fast X” will need to keep its foot on the throttle when it opens in order to make a significant profit, considering that it cost $340 million to develop and $100 million to market before it even opened.
Dom Toretto, portrayed by Vin Diesel, makes a cameo appearance in “Fast X,” which also has a new vindictive antagonist, played by Jason Momoa, who is well-known for his role as Aquaman. The fact that his character, Dante Reyes, is the son of the villain Hernan Reyes from “Fast Five” is finally exposed. In the years that have passed since they murdered his father and stole his family’s fortune during their devastating bank vault robbery — the one in which they carried a big vault from their automobiles through the streets of Rio de Janeiro — he has harbored a grudge towards Dom and the Fast Family.
Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Sung Kang, Jason Statham, Helen Mirren, Scott Eastwood, Nathalie Emmanuel, and Charlize Theron are only some of the notable players that have reprised their roles from previous “Fast and Furious” films. Brie Larson, who is known for her role in “Captain Marvel,” Alan Ritchson, who is known for his role in “Reacher,” Daniela Melchior, Leo Abelo Perry, who will play the role of Dom’s son, and Rita Moreno, who will play the role of Dom’s grandmother, are among the newbies who will be participating. The film was directed by Louis Leterrier, who has been confirmed to lead the production of the eleventh and presumably last installment in the series.
It is anticipated that “Fast X” will steal the box office crown away from “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” a film produced by Disney and Marvel Studios that has dominated the charts ever since it was released fourteen days ago. However, Disney will be making a return the following week with the release of their live-action adaptation of “The Little Mermaid.”