China has been a huge contributor to many Hollywood movies at the box office. Avengers Endgame is the highest-grossing Hollywood movie in China and third-highest overall. It’s no secret China has played a key role in piling Fast and Furious movies box office. The studio is hoping to pull huge numbers from International Market similar to Furious 7 and Fate of the Furious.
Hobbs and Shaw is expected to open somewhere between 60-70 million dollars on its opening weekend. The numbers do not look too scary for Universal but it’s a little head-scratcher. The highly anticipated Fast and Furious Spinoff currently holds 71 percent on rotten tomato.
The marketing for Hobbs and Shaw have been nothing short of brilliant. The trailers look fantastic and cast members are doing a good job promoting the movie. The action sequence looks badass and the story looks quite interesting.
Let’s talk about the Fast and Furious franchise box office numbers. Furious 7 made 147 million dollars on its opening weekend and 1.516 billion dollars worldwide. People went on to watch that movie multiple times to pay tribute to Paul Walker and his legacy.
The fate of the furious opened with 98 million dollars and went on to make 1.236 billion dollars worldwide. The movie got the band together for “one last ride”. The fate of the Furious had some great visual effects and action sequences. The movie acknowledged Bryan legacy and his contribution to the team.
Fast and Furious 6 and 5 made 97.3 and 86.1 million dollars on its opening weekend. Both of these movies made over 500 million at the box office. The popularity of Fast and Furious franchise increasing but not in the United States. Why don’t I throw you the stats?
Fast 5 made 209 million in the United States. The United States contributed 33 percent of the total box office. Fast and Furious 6 made 238.7 million in the United States. Yes, the number increased in the US but not as Studio expectedly.
The US contributed 30 percent of the total box office. The popularity of Fast and Furious franchise popularity is rapidly grossing in the International Market. The domestic numbers sometimes tend to grow but not rapidly whereas sometimes the number tends to go down.
Furious 7 is probably the best movie in the franchise. The movie holds 81 percent on rotten tomato. 76.7 percent of total box office number came from the International market. Furious 7 is the eleventh highest-grossing movie in China. The movie made 1.1 billion dollars on the International market.
The fate of the Furious was the first Fast and Furious movie without Paul Walker. 81.7 percent of total box office numbers came from the International market. The movie made 1.236 billion dollars worldwide among which 1.01 billion came from the International territory.
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are returning to the franchise. Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby are also joining the cast. The critical response has been mostly positive and the moviegoers are excited to see an action-packed summer movie. There is no denying International market will play a key role in Hobbs and Shaw box office but by How much? We just have to wait and see.