Justin Lin’s F9 has struck a right chord with the audience in the US. The film has shown magic and the box office numbers are really promising considering the fact that theatres are running with restrictions. To say the least, it has surpassed A Quiet Place 2’s weekend numbers.
For those who don’t know, A Quiet Place 2 was the best weekend earner in the US, of the post-pandemic era. It had made $57.1 million over its Memorial Day extended weekend. Now, these extended weekend numbers are surpassed within 2 days (inclusive of paid previews) by Fast & Furious 9.
As per the trade estimates, F9 has collected $22 million on Saturday and the total stands at $59.10 million. With still Sunday collection is about to come, one can safely say that the film will go past the $75 million mark. And that’s really huge!
F9 is just an inch away from beating Hobbs & Shaw’s weekend collection of $60 million. Now, it’s really a huge feat considering the fact that Hobbs & Shaw was released during a normal period while the latest Fast & Furious release is released during the period where restrictions have been put on theatre occupancy. The film is currently playing in around 4,000 theatres. It’s the widest release of the post-pandemic era. It’s also set to become the lifetime totals of Godzilla vs Kong and A Quiet Place 2 at the domestic box office.
Speaking of the worldwide collection, F9 stands at $351.26 million as per Box Office Mojo. Out of all, China alone has contributed $203.88 million. The film is yet to release in many important markets including India, where Godzilla vs Kong performed extremely well. Let’s see how far the film goes in the theatrical business.
The film stars Vin Diesel in lead and John Cena joins the franchise for the first time ever. Vin reprises the character of Dominic Toretto.