Fast & Furious Franchise: How Much Money Did Each Movie Make?

Back in 2001, a little movie came to theaters called The Fast and the Furious, starring Vin Diesel, who was in Pitch Black and Boiler Room the year prior, and Paul Walker, known for his role in Varsity Blues.

Little did anyone know that this movie about racing cars, and family–would become the biggest franchise of the 21st century to date. We still have quite a wait for the next two installments in the series, but we are getting a Hobbs and Deckard spin-off.

That being said, we’re taking a look at every Fast and Furious movie made and ranking them accordingly.

This is dedicated to the memory of Giselle and Han, the true heroes of the Fast franchise. You left us too soon.

8. The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

While many regard it as the worst in the series–it’s not–Tokyo Drift included the new recurring character Han, played by Sung Kang, as the drifting mentor to the main character Sean, who is insufferable.

The only person from the first movie to appear in this one is Vin Diesel, who does a quick cameo. Interestingly enough, in the FF timeline, this movie takes place after the events of 2013’s Fast & Furious 6.

Domestic Gross: $62,514,415

Worldwide: $158,468,292

8. The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

While many regard it as the worst in the series–it’s not–Tokyo Drift included the new recurring character Han, played by Sung Kang, as the drifting mentor to the main character Sean, who is insufferable.

The only person from the first movie to appear in this one is Vin Diesel, who does a quick cameo.

Interestingly enough, in the FF timeline, this movie takes place after the events of 2013’s Fast & Furious 6.

Domestic Gross: $62,514,415

Worldwide: $158,468,292

7. The Fast and the Furious (2001)

The first Fast and Furious movie introduced the world to tough guy who loves saying “family” Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), undercover LA police officer Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker), and the woman who could easily beat us all up, Letty (Michelle Rodriguez).

Unlike the modern films in the series, Fast and the Furious was a car movie.

It was centered around cars, gave a whole lot of info about what was being driven, and spent a lot of time talking about NOS–Nitrous Oxide Systems, not the energy drink people I assume car people drink.

Domestic Gross: $144,533,925

Worldwide: $207,283,925

6. 2 Fast, 2 Furious (2003)

Sometimes, things get so fast and furious, they become too fast and too furious, or 2 Fast, 2 Furious, as the title for the 2003 sequel suggests.

The film, which is borderline unwatchable, follows Walker’s character O’Conner as he tries to bust a dangerous criminal and recruits his childhood friend, Roman Pearce (Tyrese), to help.

The best thing to come out of this sequel is Chris Bridges–aka Ludacris–as Tej.

And the best way to watch this movie is to pretend that O’Conner and Pearce are ex-lovers, seeing each other for the first time in years. Seriously, it completely changes the dynamic of the film.

Domestic Gross: $127,154,901

Worldwide: $236,350,661

5. Fast & Furious (2009)

In 2009, the original gang got back together for the fourth FF movie, simply titled Fast & Furious.

In addition, Gisele (Gal Gadot) and Han join the crew as they all work together, with the FBI, in order to take down a heroin dealer.

This was director Justin Lin’s second crack at the series–with his first being Tokyo Drift–and while it wasn’t an amazing film, you could see that the series was headed in the right direction.

Domestic Gross: $155,064,265

Worldwide: $363,164,265

4. Fast Five (2011)

What were the eventual keys to the franchise’s massive, global success?

One was adding Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and the other was to turn the movie into a straight-up, over-the-top, action franchise. Because of that, worldwide gross for the fifth installment in the movie jumped up around $263 million more than the last film.

Plus, Fast Five has one of the best scenes in the franchise, when the team is dragging a giant safe through the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

Domestic Gross: $209,837,675

Worldwide: $626,137,675

3. Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

The FF crew returns to take down a bizarro version of their team, led by a man named Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). Once again, the film is full of high-octane action–pun intended. The big twist is that Dominic’s former girlfriend, who died in a previous film–Letty–has returned from the dead, because no one dies in the FF movies. You hear that filmmakers? Bring back Han and Gisele.

Domestic Gross: $238,679,850

Worldwide: $788,679,850

2. The Fate of the Furious (2017)

The latest FF movie takes the second spot on this list, even though the bar was raised to exceptional levels.

Dominic is forced to betray his precious family, in order help a criminal who lives on a constantly moving airplane.

In order to stop them, Hobbs and the rest of the crew have to team up with Deckard (Jason Statham), the man who killed Han.

This movie is ridiculous in all the right ways, and it includes a nuclear submarine chase and Deckard protecting a baby during a shootout on a plane.

Domestic Gross: $225,764,765

Worldwide: $1,235,761,498

1. Furious 7 (2015)

Taking the top spot, and bringing in $1.5 billion, is none other than Furious 7. Deckard Shaw, who shows up to get revenge for his comatose brother, Shaw from the sixth film, and in turn, Dominic and company want revenge for Deckard killing Han. Director James Wan, the man behind The Conjuring movies, truly raised the bar to unmentionable heights in this one. Sadly, Paul Walker passed during the making of the film, but it gave him a great sendoff. It’s unlikely future films will top this one in the box office.

Domestic Gross: $353,007,020

Worldwide: $1,516,045,911

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