For years, car movies have taken the box office by storm thanks to films such as Disney Pixar’s Cars and The Fast and the Furious franchise, all of which featured motor mayhem as a key touchstone in the storylines. But which car film was the most successful?
In a bid to answer this question, Jennings Motor Group has created an infographic entitled “10 Greatest Car Movies Ever Made”. The result is a cool graphic that provides film buffs and petrolheads with a number of revved up and insightful facts about the movies and the cars themselves.
For example, did you know…
· Gone in 60 Seconds (1973) used a total of 11 Mustang GT500s during filming; eight were shell cars and three were actual running and driving vehicles
· Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) was named Esquire Magazine’s film of the year, however at the time the head of Universal Studios hated the movie and refused to promote it!
· The Italian Job (1969) used approximately 16 Mini Coopers for filming
· Senna (2010) relied heavily on archive racetrack footage, and home video clips provided by the Senna family
· Cars (2006) earned over $60 million in its opening weekend in the USA and was the second highest grossing film released by Walt Disney.
· The Fast and the Furious (2001) was ranked No.1 at the box office and was produced on a budget of only $38 million
You can take a look at the infographic here:
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