It looks like the box office is finally beginning to show signs of recovery and a possible return to some sort of normalcy, with Universal Pictures’ F9: The Fast Saga making its global harvest past $500 million after its worldwide rollout last month.
At the end of the game on Sunday, F9 had earned $123 million as of its first two weeks of release in North America, with a further $374 million from international markets. Monday’s numbers go beyond $500 million, making it the first Hollywood film to break the half-billion dollar barrier since 2019. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
F9 has also surpassed godzilla vs. Kong to become the highest-grossing Hollywood movie of 2021 to date; however, it still follows the Chinese characteristics Chinese Hello Mama and Detective Chinatown 3, which have grossed $848 million and $703 million worldwide, respectively.
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Will the last chapter of the Fast & Furious franchise has enough gas in the tank to surpass om Hello Mama (and prevent a non-US film from becoming the top grossing of the year for the second time after last year’s film Demon Slayer: Mugen Train)? Only time will tell, though analysts predict the film will end with a similar total to the 2019 spin-off Fast & Furious presents: Hobbs & Shaw, which earned $759 million worldwide.
Vin Diesel’s Dom Toretto lives a quiet life with Letty and his son, little Brian, but they know there is always danger lurking just over their peaceful horizon. This time, that threat forces Dom to face the sins of his past if he wants to save those he loves most. His crew joins an earth-shattering plot led by the most skilled killer and high-performance driver they’ve ever encountered: a man who is also Dom’s abandoned brother, Jakob (John Cena, the upcoming The Suicide Squad).
The action rages around the world – from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh, and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the teeming streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old enemies will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
Fast & Furious 9 Justin Lin directs a cast that includes Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell and Charlize Theron.