That number not only exceeded expectations, it is the largest debut at the box office since 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”
The big weekend also adds to the film’s already strong global haul. “F9” has now made $405 million around the world since opening internationally last month.
The opening for “F9” is also another success for the Fast & Furious franchise, which is one of the most popular brands in all of cinema. The series has racked up more than $6 billion worldwide.
In short, this weekend was a win for theaters.
Obviously, even though the opening of “F9” is good news, all things considered, the theater industry still has a long way to go before it reaches any sort of normalcy. But that’s why the film’s strong debut is so important: it’s another step in the right direction.
So what’s next? Theaters will see if the buzz around “F9” leads to more foot traffic for the 4th of July holiday — a weekend historically known for moviegoing.
The big question in Hollywood is whether or not the momentum keeps up at the box office. No one is sure of the answer. But theaters couldn’t ask for a better lineup on the marquee over the next few weeks than an avenging Marvel superhero and the Fast & Furious family.