Box Office: Fans race into cinemas for Fast X as the film achieves second biggest opening of 2023

Fast X

This weekend, the Australian box office made $13 million.

Fast X topped the Box Office for its first week in cinemas

This weekend, the Australian box office made $13,580,698, up 22% from last week’s $111,444,002. 

It was the opening weekend for the tenth instalment of the Fast and Furious franchise with fans racing into cinemas to catch up with Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his gang in Universal’s Fast X. The film brought in a huge $6.7 million nationally and $319 million globally. It also had the best international debut of 2023 and the second-best global launch of the year behind Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie. 

The film stars a stellar line-up including the aforementioned Diesel alongside Charlize Theron, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, John Cena, Nathalie Emmanuel, Brie Larson, Jordana Brewster, Jason Statham and Sung Kang as well as franchise newcomers Alan Ritchson, Daniela Melchior and Jason Momoa (pictured).

Coming in next was Walt Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3. The Marvel blockbuster film starring Chris Pratt recorded $3.4 million at the Australian box office, down 46% from last week. The emotional third instalment follows Peter Quill (Pratt), who once again rallies his team to defend the universe.

Making its debut and coming in at number three was Sony Picture’s John Farnham: Finding the Voice. The documentary about one of our most beloved local singers took $818,888 and tells the untold story of the music icon from the quiet suburbs of Melbourne to ‘60s pop fame, through incredible highs and lows, and ultimately to record-breaking success as “Australia’s Voice”.

Universal’s Book Club 2: The Next Chapter delighted fans of the rom-com for a second week, coming in at number four. The Diane KeatonJane FondaCandice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen-led film raked in over $676k for its second week of release. Down 41%

In its seventh week of release and coming in at number five, was Universal’s Mario movie. The Mario and Luigi origin story bought in just over $672k, down 21%.

Falling out of the top five this weekend was Sony Picture’s Love Again, StudioCanal’s John Wick: Chapter 4 and Warner Bros Evil Dead Rise.

#1 Fast X $6,782,785

Fast X follows Dom Toretto as he confronts the most lethal opponent they’ve ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who’s fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever. The film grossed $6,782,785, averaging $10,324 over 657 screens.

#2 Guardians of the Galaxy 3 – $3,499,015

Guardians of the Galaxy 3 grossed $3,499,015, averaging $6,998 over 500 screens for its third weekend. The film stars Chukwudi Iwuji, Bradley Cooper, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Pom Klementieff, alongside Pratt.

#3 John Farnham: Finding the Voice – $818,888

John Farnham: Finding the Voice is powerful documentary that tracks the personal and public journey that has made Farnham Australia’s greatest and most beloved musical artist. The film earned $818,888 at the Box Office, averaging $2,853 over 287 screens.

#4 Book Club 2: The Next Chapter – $676,891

Book Club 2: The Next Chapter is the second instalment to the Book Club franchise and follows the new journey of the four best friends (Keaton, Steenburgen, Bergen and Fonda) as they take their book club to Italy for a fun girls’ trip they never had. The film grossed $676,891, averaging $2,256 over 300 screens.

#5 The Super Mario Bros Movie – $672,239

The Super Mario Bros Movie grossed $672,239, averaging $2,359 over 285 screens.

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