F9 Breaks Coronavirus Pandemic Era Box Office Record With $ 70 Million On Opening Weekend | Entertainment
‘F9’ broke a box office record in the era of the coronavirus pandemic after taking in $ 70 million in the United States during the film’s first weekend.
The ninth film in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise has moved ahead to become the most successful opening weekend movie since the start of the global COVID-19 health crisis.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film – which stars Vin Diesel as Dominic Toretto – also topped $ 400 million worldwide over the weekend, as theaters open up across the globe.
“F9” zoomed in to “A Quiet Place Part II” – which stars Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski – which previously held the pandemic era record after making $ 57.1 million in the opening weekend of the film.
The film – which also stars Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, Charlize Theron and Dame Helen Mirren – also won the biggest nationwide opening since “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” in December 2019.
Vin Diesel recently confirmed that the franchise will cross the finish line in 2024 after the 10th and 11th films.
He said, “Every story deserves its own ending.
“I know people are going to feel like this doesn’t have to end, but I think all good things should.
“There are reasons for a final. I think this franchise deserved it.”
Director Justin Lin, who will direct the last two films, added, “We got together and Vin said,“ I think we should be thinking about shutting down the saga now. “
“New [‘F9’] is sort of the first movie of the last chapter.
“We’re sort of reconfiguring everything, so the next two films should end this incredible journey for these characters.”