Fast & Furious 9 movie is about to become the first US movie since 2019 to hit the $500 million mark globally.
Deadline reports F9 is projected to add another $32.9 million over the Fourth of July weekend, and this will raise its total income to a sizable $126 million domestically. And abroad, the film’s overseas total is at $374 million in 50 offshore markets.
Universal decided to shelve the film in December, which was originally scheduled for a May 2020 release, and fans hated that decision.
“[Theaters] were quite upset with us because they thought that we were overreacting. Even people inside the company thought that we were a little crazy for doing it,” Donna Langley, chairwoman of Universal’s filmed entertainment group, told CNN Business in December. “But we just felt that it was better to sort of plan for the worst and hope for the best.”
Now, the film is here and doing numbers, and fans are super glad.
F9 stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Tyrese Gibson, John Cena, Kurt Russell, Charlize Theron, Jordana Brewster, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, and Michael Rooker.