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The Amount Of Cars Destroyed In The Fast Movies Is More Than You Think

In 2001, "The Fast and the Furious" kicked off an impressive franchise that's still pumping out blockbusters today. For the last several years, new entries in the "Fast" film series have brought in over $1 billion in the worldwide box office, according to the Numbers. Over the last two decades, the budgets for the films have increased dramatically, with the original film only allotted $38 million, while 2017's "The Fate of the Furious" was given an impressive $250 million (via Statista).

A fair share of the franchise's entire budget is put toward each of the "Fast" movie's incredible action sequences, where sometimes dozens of cars get destroyed in a single scene. For 20 years — especially within the last 10 — we've watched Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his pals outrun some outlandish villains, all while obliterating vehicles in the process. It seems like only several hundred cars have been destroyed in the movies, but the number of cars that have been demolished so far in the "Fast" franchise of films might surprise you.

A few thousand cars have been destroyed in the Fast movies

According to a fact sheet shared with Looper, across the eight movies from "The Fast and the Furious" through "The Fate of the Furious," over 12,000 cars have been used. This includes everything from the main cars the actors drive during the films to the ones in the background of scenes set at car shows and gatherings. Of course, not all of these 12,000 cars were destroyed while making the movies — but the percentage of those 12,000 cars which have been demolished is quite surprising.

It's estimated that over 2,500 cars have been destroyed while making the "Fast" movies — a shocking 20% of all the cars used. This means that, on average, one car is demolished for approximately every 49 seconds of film. 

While there were plenty of scenes across all eight films that saw dozens of cars demolished, it was the vault heist in "Fast Five" that saw the most cars annihilated. As Dom and company zoomed through the streets of Brazil, they took out tons of cars as the vault they were pulling behind them was constantly being smacked into other vehicles on the side of the road. 

Cars are definitely the greatest casualty in the "Fast and Furious" franchise, but the action sequences are well worth the destruction.