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Which Fast & Furious Movies Performed The Best Overseas?

A decade after the release of the first movie, the Fast and Furious franchise remains a popular one. With F9 set for release soon, the franchise is clearly still going strong. Each sequel tells a different story but with the same underlying message and increasingly impossible car stunts that no one should ever try at home.

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As the franchise added more sequels and famous actors and actresses, it gained international recognition and great financial success. Numbers don’t lie and the impressive box-office revenue for each movie in the franchise is evidence of this success and popularity, with some movies performing much better than others.

The Fast And The Furious (2001) – $61.95 million
Dom and Brian drive a yellow convertible car

Released in 2001, the first movie captured the attention of many with the high-speed street races and the storylines centered on family. The Fast and the Furious introduced the world to Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), and a couple of others who are now the franchise’s main characters.

The audience immediately fell in love with the crew of racers and their principle of living their lives a quarter-mile at a time. Its international box office performance was much lower than the rest of the core movies at $61.95 million and even lower than the domestic box office revenue of $144.51 million. It’s possible this was because it was the first one and relatively unknown at the time.

The Fast And The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) – $95.18 million
Seand and Takashi confront each other in Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift

The 2006 film is the 3rd installment in the franchise. While it features heart-pounding action and fast cars like the rest, this film doesn’t have most of the main characters from the other films in the franchise, except for Han (Sung Kang). That partly explains its why it had such a lower revenue ($95.18 million) as compared to the rest of the sequels, but it still performed better than it did domestically, where it earned $62.62 million at the box office.

It follows a high school student named Sean Boswell, recently introduced to the world of drift racing. He becomes friends with Han after destroying the car loaned to him for a race and working for him to pay off his debt. For the most part, the movie basically stands on its own but is actually set at a time ahead of Furious 6 and partly during Furious 7.

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) – $109.29 million
Brian and Roman pose in front of two cars in 2 Fast 2 Furious

Following the relative box office success of the first film, 2 Fast 2 Furious was released to continue the story from the first installment. The adrenalin-packed tale focused on Brian working with the authorities to bring down a drug lord in exchange for having his criminal record cleared—a common theme across the franchise.

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The sequel also introduced other characters, who later became a part of the main crew, such as Roman Pearce (Tyrese Gibson) and Tej (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges). 2 Fast 2 Furious performed better than its prequel, based on international box office revenue, raking in $109.29 million and $127.12 million domestically.

Fast And Furious (2009) – $204.28 million
Dom helps Letty during a car chase in Fast & Furious

Also known as Fast and Furious 4, this installment brings Brian and Dominic back together as Dominic seeks to avenge Letty’s (Michelle Rodriguez) death while Brian is hunting down a drug lord. Apart from the main characters introduced in recent installments, the movie also features Gisele (Gal Gadot), who later also becomes an important member of the team.

After evading capture for so long, Dom finally decides to stop running and is sentenced to 25 years in prison. Brian quits the FBI and the movie ends with him, Mia (Jordana Brewster), and a couple of other friends driving to intercept the prison bus carrying the older Toretto. Although Fast and Furious received negative reviews, it earned $204.28 million internationally and $155.06 million at the domestic box office.

Fast Five (2011) – $420.13 million
Dom confronts Luke

As the franchise gained popularity with each subsequent installment, the 5th movie (alternatively known as Fast and Furious 5: Rio Heist) earned an impressive $420.13 million overseas— almost double its domestic box office revenue ($210.03 million).

Picking up where the 4th movie left off, the crew frees Dom from the prison bus and they go in hiding. Unlike the previous movies, this one transitioned the franchise from street racing to heists, with more action scenes and fights. The film added another famous actor to its cast, with Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) making it even more appealing to a wider audience.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) – $586.42 million
Hobbs and Shaw walk while holding a hammer and a bat, respectively

Following the popularity of the franchise and of the characters Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), introduced in The Fate Of The Furious, the spinoff popularly known as Hobbs & Shaw was released. The movie focused on the titular characters as they formed an unlikely alliance to save the world.

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The enemies to potential allies storyline gave it a captivating edge, leading to a high international box office revenue of $586.42 million (and earning $173.96 million domestically). It also continued the franchise’s new trend of bigger storylines that go beyond street racing.

Fast and Furious 6 (2013) – $550.62 million
Letty Ortiz driving a car and looking out her window at someone

The 6th movie featured the entire main cast working with Luke Hobbs to take down Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his mercenary organization, in return for amnesty from their many crimes. The street racing themes from previous movies were replaced by spy and adventure themes, plus even faster cars, cementing the franchise’s new direction first introduced in the 5th movie.

The reviews for the movie were generally positive, thanks to the new storytelling formula and the ever-growing cast of impressive actors and actresses. With an international box office revenue of $550.62 million and earning $238.68 million domestically, it became one of the best performing movies of the franchise.

The Fate Of The Furious (2017) – $1.01 billion
Cypher coerces Dom to betray his friends

After 7 movies with a similar formula of Dominic and the crew against law enforcement or the villain of the movie, the 8th installment faced the challenge of keeping things interesting for the audience. In Furious 8, the team goes up against their toughest opponent yet—their leader, Dominic.

The plot twist paid off as The Fate of The Furious raked in $1.01 billion internationally (higher than all the other movies in the franchise, except its prequel, Furious 7), and $225.76 million domestically. In addition to the cast carried over from the previous movies, the 8th installment added a new villain, Cipher (Charlize Theron).

Furious 7 (2015) – $1.16 billion
Brian In Car Next To Dom In Furious 7

While Furious 7 had the same action sequences as the other films in the franchise, it owes its popularity and financial success to the emotional aspect tied to it. The tragic death of Paul Walker before filming was complete and the emotional tribute paid to him in the movie led to it becoming the most popular and memorable installment of the franchise so far.

Its international box office revenue of over $1 billion and domestic box office revenue of $353.01 million is evidence of this. Despite the release of the sequel, The Fate of The Furious, the 7th movie holds its position as the best performing of the franchise overseas.

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Fast & Furious 11 Release Delay & Filming Start Date Confirmed By Director


Fast and Furious 11
is facing a release date delay to Summer 2026 due to strikes, with director Louis Leterrier confirming the sequel will not be hitting its April 4, 2025 date.
Leterrier also confirms that filming starts in Fall 2025 after finishing a horror movie in September.
The final installment in the
Fast Saga
reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto for one last ride, while also leaving the door open for other spinoffs.

After facing multiple delays due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA and Writers Guild of America strikes, Fast and Furious 11 is seeing its release date delayed. The next installment in the Vin Diesel-fronted franchise is expected to be the last mainline sequel, while development continues on the Dwayne Johnson-led spinoff Hobbs & Reyes, a mysterious standalone movie penned by Fast X’s Zach Dean and a potential female-led spinoff. While a filming start date was never confirmed, Universal had previously set the movie for an April 2025 release date.

During a recent interview with Collider at a CCXP MX panel, Louis Leterrier was asked for an update on Fast and Furious 11. The director went on to confirm that the final mainline installment in the action franchise will no longer be making its April 4, 2025 release date, instead now aiming for a Summer 2026 release window with the filming start date being set for this fall. Check out what Leterrier said below:

It’s happening. It’s happening very, very soon. I’m able to shoot a little horror movie this summer. I’m finishing my horror movie on September 15th, and I start Fast on September 16th.

Will Fast 11’s Multiple Delays Help Or Hurt The Sequel?

Much like the tenth film before it, Fast and Furious 11 has faced a few behind-the-scenes hardships in its road to getting off the ground, namely the delays stemming from the 2023 strikes. While the latest movie seems to have retained its core creative team in comparison to the shift in directors from franchise vet Justin Lin to Leterrier on Fast X after reported creative differences between the former and Diesel, this change didn’t seem to help much with the continued downward trend recent sequels have seen from critics. Check out how the franchise’s Rotten Tomatoes scores compare below:

Title RT Critical Score RT Audience Score The Fast and the Furious 54% 74% 2 Fast 2 Furious 37% 50% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 37% 69% Fast & Furious 28% 67% Fast Five 78% 83% Fast & Furious 6 71% 84% Furious 7 81% 82% The Fate of the Furious 67% 72% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw 67% 88% F9: The Fast Saga 59% 82% Fast X 56% 84%

Even looking outside the Fast and Furious franchise, many movie sequels have found themselves hurt by various delays, be they from creative changes, general release shifts or other factors. The action genre in particular is one in which lengthier development periods can lead to diminishing returns, be it A Good Day to Die Hard, Rambo: Last Blood or Diesel’s own xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. While Fast and Furious 11 may only be getting pushed back by a year, the delay is nonetheless a concern that the final installment could find itself in trouble.

Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) looking angry with Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) looking unimpressed in Fast & Furious

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On the other hand, the longer wait for Fast and Furious 11 to close out the mainline series of movies could actually prove beneficial for the sequel. Though Leterrier may be busy with another project in the lead-up to filming the next installment, writers Oren Uziel and Christina Hodson should now have more than enough time to really look back at the script and ensure it learns from the critical missteps of recent installments to deliver a satisfying conclusion to the Dominic Toretto saga.

Source: Collider

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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Vin Diesel Already Has His Perfect Fast & Furious Replacement Franchise With 51-Year-Old Remake


Vin Diesel’s dominance in Fast & Furious is ending, but Kojak could kick off a new action franchise for him.
Kojak’s reboot faces an uncertain future, but its similarity to Fast & Furious makes it a worthy project for Diesel.
Diesel’s potential shift from criminal racer to cop signifies a fresh start in a possible Fast & Furious-like series.

Vin Diesel’s days of playing Dominic Toretto are numbered, but the actor has already found his perfect Fast & Furious replacement. Diesel found a major breakout role in the early 2000s thanks to participating in The Fast and the Furious. The original 2001 street racing crime movie became the springboard for a sprawling franchise that has lasted for over two decades. The success of the Fast & Furious movies transformed Vin Diesel’s career, turning him into an even bigger star, especially in the action movie genre. But, Fast & Furious 11 is planned as the final chapter for him and the franchise.

The Fast & Furious franchise’s end will put Vin Diesel in an unfamiliar position of not having a major franchise to lean back on. This presents the actor with various options, such as changing the course of his career to pursue non-franchise roles. However, the more likely outcome is that Diesel will attempt to find a new IP that can replace Fast & Furious. He has had trouble in that regard recently, with franchises like xXx or Riddick running cold and Bloodshot and The Last Witch Hunter failing to launch franchises. There is another option for Diesel, though.

2:03 Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto from The Fast & Furious Franchise

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Kojak Can Be Vin Diesel’s New Action Crime Franchise After Fast & Furious
Diesel Has Been Developing The Reboot Since 2015

The impending conclusion of the Fast & Furious franchise means it is finally time for Vin Diesel’s Kojak reboot to get off the ground. The project was announced back in 2015 with Diesel re-teaming with Universal Pictures, the studio behind Fast & Furious, to develop a movie based on Kojak. The original TV series starred Telly Savalas as Theo Kokaj and ran for three seasons after debuting in 1973. The series revolves around Kojak, a New York detective known for being willing to go beyond the law and a love for cars and lollipops, and follows him as he investigates different cases.

Kojak was rebooted in 2005 as a TV show starring Ving Rhames, but it only ran for six episodes

Development on Vin Diesel’s Kojak movie has not been very active in the nine years since it was announced. However, it still maintains the base similarities to Fast & Furious, which makes the project a worthwhile endeavor for Diesel in terms of finding a new action franchise. He would now have another big action series about cars and crime, essentially making Kojak into a newer version of Fast & Furious. The irony here is that Diesel takes on the role of a cop after playing criminal racer Dominic Toretto.

Vin Diesel’s Involvement Can Morph Kojak Into A Major Action Franchise
Kojak Could Be A Fast & Furious Clone
Telly Savalas talking on the phone in Kojak

Looking at the original TV show, Kojak might not necessarily project to be a major blockbuster action franchise akin to Fast & Furious. The TV series was relatively grounded and small due to the nature of its production. However, the fact that Diesel and Universal pinpointed this property as something they wanted to revive together is telling. The announcement of Kojak’s reboot came months after Furious 7 debuted in theaters and took the franchise to new heights at the box office and in terms of how ridiculously big the action and story could get.

It’s sometimes difficult to remember that Fast & Furious started off with a story about DVD thieves who were also street racers before Diesel helped turn it into something much bigger. With that experience and success already behind him, it would be understandable if a similar path was envisioned for Kojak. The series could then morph into a Fast & Furious clone, one that gives Vin Diesel a new franchise to headline and Universal a “fresh” action franchise to grow.

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The Rock’s WWE Run Means Fast & Furious 11 Must Make 1 Major Hobbs Change


Hobbs from Fast & Furious 11 needs a gritty edge like The Rock’s WWE character to keep the franchise fresh and exciting.
The Rock’s time away from the Fast & Furious universe provides the perfect reason for Hobbs to return with a personal vendetta and a more savage attitude.
While Hobbs shouldn’t become a full-fledged villain in Fast & Furious 11, adding some edginess and dirty tricks could make his character more intriguing and dynamic.

Fast & Furious 11 must make one major Hobbs change after The Rock’s incredible WWE run. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s WWE return surpassed his recent movies, with the actor creating some of the best work of his career. Having returned to a thunderous reception, The Rock was able to flip the crowd’s reception by becoming a heel and playing a major part in WrestleMania’s main events. The Rock hasn’t played a villain on screen for years, as even his depiction of Black Adam lent more into the character’s anti-hero side, which made his wrestling run all the more refreshing.

While his wrestling character may not perfectly translate into the Fast & Furious universe, there is one aspect of The Rock’s WWE run that the franchise should attempt to implement. After debuting in Fast Five, The Rock’s best Fast & Furious scenes helped contribute to the movie series becoming so popular, with Luke Hobbs becoming an instrumental part of the story. He was even given his own spinoff alongside Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) and is set to get a solo movie in the future. Despite this, Hobbs would still benefit from adding one key aspect of The Rock’s WWE run.

The Rock’s WWE Run Proves Fast & Furious 11 Needs To Give Hobbs More Of An Edge
Fast & Furious Would Benefit From Hobbs Adopting Some Of The Rock’s WWE Tendancies
Dwayne The Rock Johnson in Black Adam, WWE, and Hobbs and Shaw

Given how electrifying The Rock’s recent WWE run was, there is no doubt Fast & Furious 11 needs to give Hobbs more of an edge. Although the character has had his more serious moments, like most of the Fast & Furious cast, Hobbs tends to mix action with comedy. Hobbs and Shaw are supposed to be two of the more stoic heroes, yet they are constantly at each other’s throats and cracking jokes to help maintain the franchise’s lighthearted core. However, giving Hobbs a grittier side would help the character thrive upon his return.

The Rock’s Fast & Furious return may redeem Fast X’s box office, but the character needs to come back stronger than ever. By allowing him to be more ruthless, he can still maintain some elements of comedy but also become more interesting in the process. Johnson proved that despite being a detestable heel, he was still as hilarious as ever during his recent WWE tenure. This proves that he can maintain Fast & Furious’ tone and humorous style while being more layered; therefore, Hobbs adopting some of The Rock’s WWE characteristics could make him even more entertaining.

Fast & Furious Already Has A Reason For Hobbs To Be More Savage
Hobbs Has Been Away From The Franchise For Several Years

Making a major change to Hobbs’ character could be tough to explain, but Fast & Furious 11 already has a great reason to make him more savage. His four-year absence from the franchise gives him a perfect excuse to come back with a vengeance and potentially have a personal attachment to Fast & Furious 11’s villains. Hobbs’ time away from the main story could be explained through a connection to Fast X’s secondary villain, Aimes. Aimes’ villain twist in Fast X was well executed and suggests he’ll be around for the sequel, which is the perfect reason to bring back Hobbs.

Having a more personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, but it would also give him more of an edge.

Fast X never explained why he’s back, but having a personal vendetta against Aimes could be an intriguing reason. Given Dom and Dante are the focal point of the franchise’s conclusion, Hobbs returning to take down Aimes would avoid overshadowing the main story while still giving him an interesting role. Having a personal story with one of the villains could allow Hobbs to continue his great quips and one-liners, while also giving him more of an edge. This provides The Rock with the perfect reason to implement some of his heel traits while still portraying a morally good hero.

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Why Fast & Furious Can’t Bring The Rock Back As A Villain
Hobbs Already Appeared As An Antagonist In Fast Five
A custom image featuring Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs in the Fast and Furious movies Custom image by Debanjana Chowdhury

Although The Rock’s villainous tendencies worked well in the WWE, Fast & Furious can’t bring him back as an antagonist. Johnson already played the main villain of Fast Five, as Hobbs was originally an enemy of Dom and his crew before becoming an ally. Hobbs’ role in Fast Five was one of his best, but despite being the main antagonist, he always had a level of integrity. Dropping all of this to make him a villain in the final movie would be completely unnecessary, especially as the franchise needs him to remain a hero for his spinoff.

Fast & Furious 11 may end the main story, but The Rock will be part of the franchise beyond this, and altering his character so drastically wouldn’t make any sense. Instead, adding some extra edge to his character would have the same effect and would avoid stealing the thunder from Dante and Aimes. Although Fast & Furious 11 shouldn’t make him a villain, the film can still allow Hobbs to play dirty and pull some cheap tricks in order to show a grittier side, while letting him taunt his enemies when he inevitably helps save the day.

Fast & Furious 11
is scheduled to be released in theaters on April 4, 2025.

Fast and Furious 11 temp poster Fast and Furious 11 Fast and Furious 11 is the final movie in the Fast Saga. It reunites Vin Diesel’s Dominic Toretto with the rest of the cast for one last ride. However, the franchise is open for spinoff films like Hobbs & Shaw afterward.Director Louis Leterrier Release Date April 4, 2025 Distributor(s) Universal Pictures Writers Christina Hodson , Oren Uziel

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