August 3, 2021

“Fast and Furious 9” breaks records: it is the highest grossing in Hollywood since the pandemic began

The movie Fast and furious 9 step the 500 million collection at the box office this weekend. In this way the production became most successful held in Hollywood since the pandemic broke out.

The hefty figure obtained by the film starring Vin Diesel Put a Hollywood tank back on top after a year and a half of cash-strapped box offices due to coronavirus restrictions.

According to what the media cited Variety, there are only two films that exceed to the story of Dominic Toretto and company, but which were not produced in Hollywood: Hi, Mom, which raised $ 822 million, and Detective Chinatown 3, which obtained 686 million.

Fast and furious 9 passed 500 million and, in this way, prevailed over other production mainstream, Godzilla vs. Kong, one of Warner’s big bets, which got 446 internationally.

The cast of “Fast and Furious 9”. (Photo: Universal Pictures)

The numbers the Diesel movie got were boosted by the Chinese box office, where it was seen first than in other countries. In the United States, it raised $ 123 million in total – $ 70,000,000 this weekend alone – and came second behind A place in silence, Part II, which adds up $ 145 million. The horror film directed by John Krasinski it was released a month before Universal’s.

Worldwide, according to the report that synthesizes Variety, el film raised $ 374 million in 50 countries. In China it became strong with ticket sales amounting to $ 203,000,000, while in other places such as South Korea, Russia Y Mexico raised 19.3, 18 and 10.9 million dollars, respectively.

John Cena and Charlize Theron in a scene from “Fast and Furious 9”. (Photo: AP / Giles Keyte / Universal Pictures)

The franchise of Fast and Furious It is the most successful in Universal history. His 8 previous films and the spin-off they got in total more than 5 billion dollars at the box office. Although this recent installment is adding millions of dollars in a weak market due to the pandemic, it is clear that it will not reach the level of the most commercial of the saga that exceeded one billion in collection individually.

Run by one of the most experienced in the franchise, Justin Lin, and starring Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez Y John Cena, Fast and furious 9 he gets into part of the origin of the character of Dominic Toretto, while trying to live out of danger with his family. Helen Mirren, Charlize Theron, Tyrese Gibson Y Ludacris, among others, complete the cast.