‘F9’ Zooms to Mighty $70 Million Debut, Shattering Pandemic Records

June 29, 2021

The latest “Fast & Furious” movie, “F9” finally debuted on June 25th after many delays due to the pandemic. The film opened to $70 million, the biggest start for a movie since 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.”

Variety reports:

“The big-screen homage to hulking men, speedy cars, gravity-defying stunts and, of course, family is giving some much-needed momentum to the movie theater business, which has been struggling to rebound as audiences begin to feel comfortable returning to their local multiplex. ‘F9’ is the latest blockbuster-hopeful to set a new box office benchmark for COVID times. Prior to this weekend, Paramount’s ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ held the pandemic-era opening weekend record with $48.3 million in inaugural ticket sales.”

Variety

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