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Fast X Budget Rises To $340 Mil, Making It Potentially The 4th Most Expensive Movie Ever
According to an exclusive report from The Wrap, the budget for the tenth installment in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, "Fast X," is approaching a whopping $340 million. The Wrap estimates that the break-even point at the box office for the film will be around $500 to $550 million, though it could run higher than that depending on the budget for marketing.
Unless Universal decides to cut the budget at the last second, "Fast X" will become the fourth most expensive movie ever produced, surpassing “Avengers: Infinity War” and its approximately $325 million budget. The increase in budget could be a combination of several different factors, including increased salaries for its ensemble cast and pandemic-related inflation.
It's hard to wrap one’s head around what in the film justifies these surging costs, and unfortunately, it looks to be another case of Hollywood overindulgence and overspending. No matter the case, "Fast X" is expected to arrive in theaters on May 19, 2023 — that is, unless the studio decides to balloon the budget even further by delaying it.