Fast X has to make insane amount of money in order to turn a profit
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Plenty of people are looking forward to Dominic Toretto's big return to the cinema screen but with Fast X costing so much to make it'll have to pack out more cinemas than you can shake a stick at.
Fans are really hyped for this one as it's promising to be the beginning of the end of the Fast and Furious franchise, so you can expect the action to be even bigger and better as the movies aim to go out with a bang.
Reviewers have also noted that while they're a bit split over how good the film is the die-hard fans are likely to absolutely love Fast X.
It'll have to bring in more than just the die-hard fans just to break even, however, as Fast X cost a staggering $340 million to make and if it wants to be profitable it'll need to be a bona-fide blockbuster.
While the movies have always pulled in a decent amount at the box office and over time the series has only grown in popularity, the 10th Fast and Furious film has a monetary mountain to climb right from the start.
That $340 million means it'll have to be a major money-spinner but on the positive side it's projected to take between $280 million and $305 million in the opening weekend alone worldwide, so just as long as there's not a massive drop-off it should make back the money pretty soon-ish and then go on to rack up some profits.
More positive news comes in the historical trend of Fast and Furious at the box office.
The seventh and eighth movies in the franchise both topped a billion dollars at the box office, and Furious 6, Hobbs & Shaw, F9: The Fast Saga, Fast Five and Fast & Furious all brought in enough to cover a $340 million budget.
As for why Fast X is so darn expensive, according to Screen Rant it's because the movie's production was slowed down significantly by the Covid-19 pandemic.
While being packed full of regular stars like Vin Diesel and Jason Statham along with other big names Jason Momoa, John Cena and Brie Larson is part of the reason for the big budget, pandemic shutdowns and new safety procedures made it more expensive to make movies.
On top of that a sharp rise in inflation has spiked the production budget by tens of millions as basically everything costs more now.
It might not even be that outlandish in the long run of the movie industry as budgets grow ever larger with higher salaries, bigger special effects and more inflation.