The Fast and the Furious franchise is not only massively successful in the United States, but overseas as well. The 2015 flick Furious 7 made over $1.5 billion at the worldwide box office. In fact, the entire Fast & Furious franchise has made nearly $6 billion in the worldwide box office since 2001, making it the seventh-biggest movie franchise in history. There are a total of nine F&F movies that have been made, including the newest F9 this summer. But one of the most interesting aspects of the Fast & Furious movies could be the alternate titles of the Japanese versions, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Japan has done a better job of naming Fast & Furious movies – change my mind.
- The Fast and the Furious (2001): Wild Speed
- 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003): Wild Speed X2
- The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006): Wild Speed X3: Tokyo Drift
- Fast & Furious (2009): Wild Speed MAX
- Fast Five (2011): Wild Speed MEGA MAX
- Fast & Furious 6 (2013): Wild Speed: Euro Mission
- Furious 7 (2015): Wild Speed: Sky Mission
- The Fate of the Furious (2017): Wild Speed: Ice Break
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019): Wild Speed: Super Combo
- F9 (2021): Wild Speed: Jet Break
These titles absolutely sound like they are the spin-off video game for The Fast and the Furious franchise. Find someone who loves you as much as Japan loves the words “wild speed.”