Fast X box office collection Day 5: Vin Diesel, Jason Momoa film likely to surpass Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’s India collection soon
Louis Leterrier’s Fast X, the tenth installment in the long-running Fast & Furious franchise, is awe-inspiring viewers and proving to be a commercial success in contrast to the controversial film The Kerala Story, directed by Sudipto Sen, which is continuing its impressive run at the box office. The film, which has previously turned into the best Hollywood opener of the year in India, kept up with its force on day five, a Monday.
According to industry tracker Sacnilk’s early estimates, the film earned Rs 7 crore in India on Monday, recording single-digit collections for the first time since its release on May 18, taking its total collection in India to a staggering Rs 66.75 crore. This figure emerged a day after the Hollywood film eked out Rs 17.45 crore from the Indian market with its Hindi version earning Rs 8.85 crore, English version Rs 7.65 crore, and Tamil version Rs 60 lakh. If Fast X keeps up the same pace, it is likely to surpass Farhad Samji’s Salman Khan starrer Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan’s India nett (Rs 109.29 crore) in no time.
While the Universal Pictures film has already surpassed the collection of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in India (Rs 54.33 crore) in just five days, Fast X currently has no competition in the Indian market except for The Kerala Story and the Malayalam film 2018 – Everyone is a Hero. However, once the final figures from Monday are out, Fast X is sure to surpass 2018’s India nett collections.
While the Tamil action thriller film Pichaikkaran 2, which hit screens alongside Fast X, has so far scrounged Rs 21.42 crore, Sankalp Reddy’s spy thriller film IB71 has also been showcasing a decent box office performance by eking out Rs 14.81 crore. However, Venkat Prabhu’s much-anticipated action thriller film Custody’s box-office collection is currently moving at a snail’s pace.
The spectre of poor box-office performances that haunts Bollywood has been affecting Hollywood releases as well. According to Sacnilk, only a handful of Hollywood films made good money in the Indian market this year. While Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania earned Rs 46.66 crore, Shazam! Fury Of The Gods could bag only Rs 16.48 crore, whereas John Wick: Chapter 4 collected Rs 50.86 crore and Evil Dead Rise Rs 30.47 crore.
It may be recalled that the last instalment in the franchise, F9 (2021), had met with poor response in Indian theatres and ended up minting just above Rs 14 crore, but this was during the pandemic. On the other hand, The Fate of the Furious (2017), the eighth instalment in the Fast & Furious franchise, recorded a lifetime collection of Rs 86.23 crore in India, and Furious 7 (2015) made Rs 108 crore in India, according to Bollywood Hungama.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fast X has already zoomed past the $320-million mark globally, while collecting over $67.5 million from North America alone.Starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Momoa, among others, the Fast saga began over two decades ago with Vin Diesel and Paul Walker playing two guys on either side of the law. The latest film, directed by Louis Leterrier, also features a plethora of stars, ranging from Brie Larson to John Cena and Jason Statham.