F9 Rocketing to $68M Pandemic-Era Record Opening

According to Hollywood Report,

F9 is headed for a huge $66 million debut at the weekend box office, a pandemic-era record for North America and the biggest domestic opening since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in December 2019.

The ninth installment in the Fast and FuriousSaga earned a huge $30 million on Friday from 4,179 theaters in North America. That’s the widest count for any film opening in recent months as more and more cinemas reopen.

Friday’s tally, a single-day record for the pandemic era, includes $7.1 million in previews.

F9 has already sped past records internationally, earning $300 million from 23 markets. This past weekend, the franchise became the fifth-biggest franchise globally with $6.2 billion, surpassing the X-Men series. F9 will continue its international rollout throughout the summer and has many key markets left in which to open (including the U.K. this weekend).