The latest in the long line of movies in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise squeals into theaters this weekend. “The Fate of the Furious” joins the lineup of cars-and-crashes offerings that have already earned more than $3.9 billion in box office sales around the world.
It has been 16 years since the first film opened. In case you need a refresher, here’s some information on the previous movies.
“The Fast and the Furious” (2001): An undercover cop (Paul Walker) investigates a street racing club. Co-stars: Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster. Box office: $207 million.
“2 Fast 2 Furious” (2003): Brian (Walker) is caught by customs agent Monica Fuentes (Eva Mendes) and given a deal to go undercover to bring down a drug lord. Co-stars: Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser, Ludacris. Box office: $236 million.
“The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift” (2006): Sean Boswell (Lucas Black) is sent to Japan to avoid jail time. He gets involved with street racing scene there. Co-stars: Shad Moss, Brian Tee, Sung Kang. Box office: $158 million.
“Fast & Furious” (2009): Brian comes up with a plan to enter a street race to get him close to a drug trafficker. Co-stars: John Ortiz, Gal Gadot, Laz Alonso, Sung Kang. Box office: $363 million.
“Fast Five” (2011): After stopping Dominic (Diesel) from going to prison, the team heads to Rio de Janeiro where they must rob a train. Co-stars: Dwayne Johnson, Matt Schulze. Box office: $626 million.
“Fast & Furious 6” (2013): Team reunites to accept a mission in exchange for their amnesty. Co-stars: Luke Evans, Elsa Pataky, Gina Carano, Tyrese Gibson. Box office: $789 million.
“Furious 7” (2015): Attempts to lead normal lives end when the team is attacked. Co-stars: Kurt Russell, Luke Evans, Lucas Black. Box office. $1.5 billion.