What should have been an absolute blockbuster turned out to be a disappointment: Fast X (2023) will be available on video-on-demand services in the United States much earlier than planned. It seems that the film is getting disappointing numbers in the cinema, while Universal Pictures promoted the film as one of the biggest cinema films of 2023.
After only three weeks in theaters, Fast X is already available to rent and/or buy on streaming services. It’s a surprising twist after so much time and money has gone into marketing the film. The franchise had so hoped for success, especially after the casting of Jason Momoa as the film’s major villain, Dante.
Profitable, but disappointing
At first, things seemed to be moving in the right direction with Fast X. The film was the most popular theatrical film on its opening weekend, grossing $319 million in just a few days, of which $67 million came from domestic audiences. That seems expansive, but Fast X ended up being the most expensive movie in the franchise. Initially, the film was supposed to have a budget of around $280-$300 million, but that was later revised to around $340 million. It is estimated that the film has already grossed more than $600 million worldwide.
Making the film available on streaming services soon seems like a good move. Manufacturers clearly choose to strike while the iron is still hot to maximize financial returns.
In FAST X, the team faces the deadliest adversary to ever cross their path. In 2011’s Fast Five, Dom and his team managed to take down corrupt Brazilian drug lord Hernan Reyes and his empire on a bridge in Rio de Janeiro.
For the time being, Fast X is not yet available on streaming services. The film can still be seen in cinemas.
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