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‘Fast X’ rockets to the top and unseats ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’

This weekend, the 10th installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise took the box office by storm, easily surpassing “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” to take the top spot. According to estimates from Sunday, “Fast X” made $67.5 million movie ticket sales from 4,046 North American theatres.

It’s below average for the series, which reached its high with “Furious 7” and its $142.2 million opening, the only film in the franchise to gross more than $100 million at the box office. Only “Fast X”‘s domestic debut places higher than the first three. In 2021, “F9,” the most recent film, debuted at $70 million.

However, the majority of the money made by this series has typically come from outside the United States. It is, as usual, travelling abroad on turbo drive. “Fast X” made an estimated $251.4 million when it debuted in 84 different countries and more than 24,000 theatres. With $78.3 million, China was the largest market, followed by Mexico ($16.7 million). The result is a $319 million global debut, which ranks third in the franchise.

“Fast X” has various newcomers, including Brie Larson, Rita Moreno, and a Jason Momoa-played villain, in addition to the recurring cast members Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, and Jordana Brewster. Jason Statham, Charlize Theron, Scott Eastwood, and Helen Mirren are also part of the cast, which is always growing.

Production of the movie is said to have cost $340 million, excluding marketing.

“Fast X,” the $6 billion franchise’s final installment, received mixed reviews and has a 54% “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. According to Brian Truitt of USA TODAY, “No movie series is this good at sending a flaming metal bomb careening through Rome.” However, a lot of the spectacle in this 10th movie recycles absurd scenarios and scenes that have been done before (and better).

Exit polls revealed that audiences were 58% between the ages of 18 and 34, 29% Caucasian, 29% Hispanic, and 21% Black. The movie’s CinemaScore was a B+.

Disney and Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” came in second with an estimated $32 million in North America over its third weekend. Currently, it has earned $659.1 million globally and $266.5 million domestically.

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which is currently in its sixth weekend, came in third. It brought in an extra $9.8 million in North America, increasing its domestic total to $549.3 million, despite being available for purchase or rental.

“Evil Dead Rise” completed the top five in its sixth weekend with $2.4 million, while “Book Club: The Next Chapter” finished in fifth place with an additional $3 million in its second weekend.

On Monday, final results are anticipated.

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