“The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise hits theaters April 14. This film finds Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto — played by Vin Diesel — returning to the world of crime and betraying the friends and family members he cares for most. The rest of the elite force comes together for a fast-paced trip around the world to bring Dom home and stop an evil anarchist from gaining a global spotlight.
Early projections show “Fast 8” could join the ranks of other high-grossing blockbuster films by pulling in $110 million during its opening weekend.
The Ever-Growing Revenue of the ‘Fast and the Furious’ Franchise
The “Fast and the Furious” franchise has earned nearly $3.9 billion at box offices worldwide. “Furious 7,” the last film appearance by Paul Walker, who starred in the franchise as Brian O’Connor before his tragic death in a 2013 car accident, pulled in more than one-third of that total. “Furious 7” was one of the fastest movies to hit the $1 billion mark in box office history and the sixth most profitable film of all-time worldwide.
Here’s an earnings breakdown by each film, as reported by BoxOfficeMojo:
- “The Fast and the Furious” (2001): $207.3 million
- “2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003): $236.4 million
- “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006): $158.5 million
- “Fast and Furious” (2009): $363.2 million
- “Fast Five” (2011): $626.1 million
- “Fast & Furious 6” (2013): $788.7 million
- “Furious 7” (2015): $1.5 billion
Does the success of the fast-moving films translate into dollars for its cast? To find out, take a look at the net worths of the “Fast 8” cast.
Scott Eastwood Net Worth: $1 Million
Not much is known about franchise newcomer Scott Eastwood’s “Fast 8” role. A close friend and lookalike of the late Paul Walker, Eastwood revealed on Instagram in April 2016 that his character is new to the game and works for Kurt Russell.
The son of Clint Eastwood, Scott Eastwood has worked hard to make a name for himself in Hollywood. You might recognize him from his roles in “Suicide Squad,” “Fury” or “Snowden.”
Don Omar Net Worth: $5 Million
The multi-talented Don Omar is back as Santos in “The Fate of the Furious.” The singer, songwriter and actor has a long history with the franchise, first appearing as himself in “Fast & Furious,” before becoming a member of Dom’s crew in “Fast Five.”
He has also contributed to the soundtrack for “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” “Fast & Furious,” “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6.”
Elsa Pataky Net Worth: $5 Million
Elsa Pataky will reprise her role of Elena — a police officer and Dom’s ex-girlfriend — in the “Fast and Furious 8.” Married to “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth, Pataky appeared in “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7.”
You might also remember Pataky from the film “Snakes on a Plane.”
Tyrese Gibson Net Worth: $25 Million
“Fast 8” wouldn’t be complete without Tyrese Gibson, who plays Roman Pearce, an ex-con and member of Dom’s crew. This is Gibson’s fifth film in the franchise, with previous roles in “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7.”
When he’s not starring in the “Fast and the Furious” films, Gibson stays busy with plenty of other projects. He plays Epps in the “Transformers” franchise and recently appeared in “Ride Along 2.”
Ludacris Net Worth: $25 Million
More than a rapper, Ludacris returns as former street racer and technical expert Tej Parker in “The Fate of the Furious.” The “Money Maker” singer joined the cast in his current role in “Fast Five,” though he appeared as himself in “2 Fast 2 Furious.” Ludacris has appeared in the “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7.” Ludacris has also guest starred in the Fox smash hit “Empire.”
Not surprisingly, Ludacris also performed on the soundtrack of “The Fast and the Furious,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Fast Five” and the “Fast & Furious 6.”
Michelle Rodriguez Net Worth: $30 Million
An original cast member, Michelle Rodriguez is Letty ‘Ortiz’ Toretto, wife of Dom in “Fast 8.” Rodriguez hasn’t appeared in every film in the franchise, but you’ll remember her from “The Fast and the Furious,” “Fast & Furious,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7.”
Some of her other notable projects include “Avatar” and a recurring stint on the TV show “Lost.”
Helen Mirren Net Worth: $50 Million
Her dream of being a driver in “The Fate of the Furious” might not come true, but Helen Mirren’s desire to be a part of “Fast 8” was reportedly granted after speaking with Vin Diesel. Not much is known about her role in the film, but the Oscar winner’s presence will certainly add to it.
Mirren has enjoyed a monumentally successful 50-year career in show business. Some of her greatest works include “Trumbo,” “Gosford Park” and “The Queen,” in which she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II, the matriarch of Britain’s uber wealthy royal family.
Jason Statham Net Worth: $50 Million
In the “Fast and Furious 8,” Jason Statham returns as Deckard Shaw, nemesis of Dom and his crew. Shaw went to jail at the end of “Furious 7,” so you’ll have to wait and see if he’s freed in “Fast 8.” Statham’s introduction to the franchise was a brief role in “Fast & Furious 6.”
A popular actor with an impressive resume, Statham also plays Lee Christmas in “The Expendables” franchise. Some of his other high-profile works include “Spy,” “Snatch” and “The Transporter.”
Kurt Russell Net Worth: $70 Million
Legendary actor Kurt Russell is back in “Fast 8” as Mr. Nobody, a government agent and covert operative introduced to the franchise in “Furious 7.” Since rising to fame as a child actor in the early 1960s, Russell has garnered nearly 100 film and television credits.
Some of Russell’s biggest projects of late include “Deepwater Horizon” and “The Hateful Eight.”
Charlize Theron Net Worth: $120 Million
New to the franchise, Charlize Theron joins the “Fast 8” cast as Cipher, a mysterious woman who brings Dom back into the world of crime. As she proved in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Theron isn’t afraid to fight, which means she’ll likely be an exciting presence in the film.
Theron has a slew of hits to her name like “Monster,” for which she won an Academy Award — which earned her higher paychecks as a result.
Vin Diesel Net Worth: $160 Million
The “Fast and the Furious 8” wouldn’t be the same without Vin Diesel reprising his role as street racer and mechanic Dominic ‘Dom’ Toretto.
Diesel’s “Fast 8” salary hasn’t been made public, but Forbes reported his 2016 salary as $35 million. Diesel also voices Groot and Baby Groot in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise and has portrayed Richard B. Riddick in several films.
Dwayne Johnson Net Worth: $190 Million
Dwayne Johnson returns to the “Fast and the Furious” franchise as Hobbs, a Diplomatic Security Service agent. “Fast 8” will be his fourth time in the role, with others including “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “Furious 7.”
Crowned the World’s Highest-Paid Actor in 2016 by Forbes, Johnson brought in $64.5 million for the year. Some other recent projects of the WWE wrestler-turned-actor include “Moana,” “San Andreas” and a starring role on the HBO series “Ballers.”
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