After a year of delay, Fast and Furious 9 managed to break records at the US box office, grossing a total of $70 million during its first opening weekend. The film starring Vin Diesel and John Cena was shown in 4,719 theaters, in which it managed to gather more viewers than A Quiet Place 2, the most important blockbuster of May that amassed its first weekend on screen. big a total of 48 million dollars in the United States, according to figures from Boxoffice Pro.
Do you remember that we had already talked about the influence of the Latino community in F9? According to data collected in Variety, the attendance of the Hispanic community to movie theaters to see the latest installment of the Unlimited Car and Action franchise was 37% of total viewers. While 35% were Caucasian, 16% African American, and 8% Asian. Variety also stressed that of that universe 57% of attendees were men under 25 years of age.
While there was a fear that people would not return to the movies during a developing global pandemic, audiences have been responding favorably to the big releases that have been made over the past two months. Regarding the entire Fast & Furious franchise, the ninth installment of the saga ranked favorably compared to the other films in that universe although it did not outperform Fast & Furious 7 and Fast & Furious 8, which amassed a total of $147 million. $ 98 million in its opening days, respectively.
Regarding the Mexican box office, Canacine reported that the film directed by Justin Lin topped the top of the most viewed this weekend in the national territory with 179.8 million pesos and an accumulated 216.6 million pesos. The above figures translate into a cumulative 3 million attendees who witnessed the new mission of the Toretto family, with everything and space travel included.
Canine also stated that El Conjuro 3: El diablo forced me to do it ranked number two in the Mexican box office with an accumulated, so far, of 316.6 million pesos and 14.6 million pesos in tickets sold last weekend.
Fast and Furious 9 proved that there is nothing more powerful than family and that, after the storm, calm always comes. Now it only remains to closely follow the development of the film (which had a budget of more than 200 million dollars!) To know exactly where in the universe of Fast and Furious it will be positioned. Will you be able to beat your predecessors?