One of the biggest Hollywood films of the year, ‘Fast X’, is all set to release in cinemas tomorrow, that is, Thursday, May 18. It belongs to the ‘Fast And Furious’ film series which has been very popular in India. The series got a boost with ‘Fast & Furious 7’ (2015), which collected a huge Rs. 97.86 Crore. ‘Fast & Furious 8’ (2017) collected Rs. 86.79 Crore. ‘Fast & Furious 9’ (2021) sadly had a delayed release in India. Moreover, it came at a time when the cinemas in the crucial market, Maharashtra, were shut. Many had seen the film through pirated websites by the time it was released and also, its word of mouth was mixed. As a result, it collected just around Rs. 16 Crore in India.
However, ‘Fast X’ is releasing a day before its US release in India. Moreover, the trailer has clicked big time. Hence, the fans of the series are sure to come in big numbers. It’ll enjoy a clean one-month run with very little competition till the release of ‘Adipurush’ on June 16.
‘Fast X’ is releasing on a working Thursday. As a result, the first-day collections will be fine but not huge. It’ll open in the range of Rs. 10 Crore. But from the second day, the collections can jump and if all goes well, it will have a weekend of Rs. 50-60 Crore. In other words, ‘Fast X’ can be the highest Hollywood grosser of 2023 in India in four days, beating the lifetime collections of ‘John Wick: Chapter 4’ (2023) and ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3’ (2023).
If word of mouth is encouraging, ‘Fast X’ can hold well. Its second weekend will decide if it can cross the Rs. 100 Crore mark. If that happens, it’ll be the first film of the franchise to do so.