Universal's Blockbuster Revs Up Summer Box Office

Universal Pictures' highly anticipated Fast & Furious 6, the latest installment in a franchise that has grossed nearly $1.6 billion worldwide, rumbles into theaters Friday, May 24.

When The Fast and the Furious hit theaters in 2001, the action-thriller was an instant hit. With Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez headlining, the movie grossed more than $200 million at the worldwide box office and launched a beloved series.

That momentum carried on to the next film, 2 Fast 2 Furious, which raked in more than $236 million worldwide in 2003 and to the next three films in the franchise: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast & Furious (2009), and Fast Five (2011).  Fast Five, which hit theaters in April 2011 and grossed $626 million worldwide, became one of Universal’s most successful box-office hits to date.

Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of all-stars as the global blockbuster franchise built on speed races to its next continent in Fast & Furious 6.  Reuniting for their most high-stakes adventure yet, fan favorites Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges and Elsa Pataky are joined by badass series newcomers Luke Evans and Gina Carano.  

Fast & Furious 6 rejoins Dom (Diesel) and Brian (Walker) after their Rio heist toppled a kingpin’s empire and left their crew with $100 million.  

Building on the worldwide blockbuster success of Fast Five and taking the action, stunts and narrative to even greater heights, Fast & Furious 6 sees director Justin Lin back behind the camera for the fourth time.  He is supported by longtime producers Neal H. Moritz and Vin Diesel, who welcome producer Clayton Townsend back to the series. For more, visit www.thefastandthefurious.com.