With the eighth installment of the Fast and the Furious film franchise tearing its way through theaters, now is a great time to ask – just how much does all the destruction caused by Vin Diesel and company cost?
Gap Insurance calculated how much damage has been caused, and for a movie series that started out about street racing, the results are pretty surprising – it’s more than $500 million!
Over the past seven movies, 169 cars have been damaged while 142 have been totaled. Then there’s the property damage – with 53 buildings damaged and 31 flat-out destroyed.
And who’s to blame for all this? Apparent human wrecking ball Jason Statham, whose character can claim $180 million in those damages all by himself. That would make sense, considering he’s the bad guy in Furious 7 – except that all told, the heroes of the films are responsible for $337,482,905 – more than the villains!
So just be thankful you live in the real world, where of all the things you plan for, you’ll never have to worry about the Fast and the Furious crew destroying your building and all your cars.