‘Fast X’ Road To $1 Billion Gets Blurry As ‘The Little Mermaid’ Opens With A Bang On Box Office

'Fast X' and 'The Little Mermaid'
'Fast X' and 'The Little Mermaid'

Achieving a great and successful opening at the box office is not an easy task as it depends on various factors. However, the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise is notoriously famous for having no difficulty in doing good at the box office but the latest ‘Fast X’ may have some difficulty repesting it. It has years of legacy of being a highly acclaimed and blockbuster hit production.

Although, the latest installation in the franchise – ‘Fast X’ is deemed to have some difficulty in reaching the 1 billion USD mark in box offices. This article is an exploration of all the possible reasons that might be posing a hiccup for the film. Let’s get right into it.

All The Relevant Details About The Movies – ‘Little Mermaid’ And ‘Fast X’

‘The Little Mermaid’ is one of the most successful Walt Disney Pictures productions to this day. It is a 2023 film featuring the beloved Disney character – Ariel and is loosely based on the book of the same name written by Hans Christian Andersen. The film is directed by Rob Marshall.

It narrates the adventurous life of a mermaid princess called Ariel who lives underwater and falls for a human prince. She trades her mermaid voice for human legs, leaving behind her royal position to explore the forbidden human world. The film was released in theatres across the globe on 26th May 2023.

‘Fast X’ which is also known as ‘Fast & Furious 10’ is a popular American action film directed by Louis Leterrier. It is the tenth main installment in the ‘Fast And Furious’ franchise.

This film narrates the adventurous and highly dangerous journey of Dom who would go to any lengths to protect his family from Dante Reyes who is full of vengeance against Dom. The movie was released on 19th May 2023 in the United States of America.

Is The Release Of ‘Fast X’ To Suffer Due To Stiff Competition From ‘Little Mermaid’?

With an almost same-time global release of ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Fast X’, two of the most anticipated movies of this year so far, competition and tension between the two to dominate the box office are on the rise.

It is safe to say that ‘The Little Mermaid’ has successfully dominated the box office in the first week of its global release. Before this, ‘Fast X’ was ruling over the box office with a total collection surpassing 500 million USD in less than two weeks.

It has been only a few days since Disney’s live-action mermaid remake’s opening in theatres and it has garnered over 200 million USD in such a short period. And the release of this new film in the second running week of ‘Fast X’ has also led to a huge drop in the latter’s box office collection.

Even though, this new ‘Fast and Furious’ film is somewhat a disappointment in terms of box office achievements in comparison to its predecessors, it is still the third highest-grossing box office opening film to this day.

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