Twelve years ago, a small film called “The Fast and the Furious”, about the underground street-racing subculture in East Los Angeles, became a sleeper summer hit and brought in $207 million at the global box office.
Two years ago, “Fast Five” racked up the biggest opening in Universal Pictures’ history with $86 million on its way to $209 million domestically and more than $625 million worldwide. It is almost unheard of that the fifth film redefines the creative and financial parameters of a franchise, but since the third entry of this series, the box-office take has doubled—and then almost doubled again.
Now that the series has accumulated an astonishing $1.5 billion over five movies, the anticipation for summer 2013’s entry has reached a fever pitch among audiences. On social media platforms, the fan following for the films and cast has grown into the biggest of any active franchise.
Although the journey has been extraordinary, even as the scale of the films has grown more ambitious, they haven’t lost sight of their core characters. The stunts have gotten bigger and locations more exotic, but the key to continued success has been giving audiences a reason to connect and to care.
Because the “Fast & Furious movies” retain and expand upon everything that they love about the series, fans have remained loyal as the franchise has evolved from a street-racing film into a global action thrill ride.
Now, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster saga built on speed races to its next installment in “Fast & Furious 6”. Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Michelle Rodrigue, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sung Kang, John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.
“Fast & Furious 6” will be released in a cinema near you on 26th May 2013!
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