Fast 9 is absolutely crushing it in the overseas box office, scoring record-breaking numbers.
Fast 9 is all geared up for a massive opening weekend, despite the Coronavirus pandemic.
The film has been released to only eight markets as of now and already has an estimated international box office gross of $127M as Saturday's numbers come in. With lots of Sunday still up in the air, we can expect the film to gross upward of $160M in its opening weekend.
China has been the biggest contributor to the tally, adding $105M through Saturday. If the numbers continue at this rate, Fast 9 could be Universal's second-biggest opening, only behind The Fate Of The Furious.
Korea contributed a strong $7.7M through Saturday, while Russia contributed an estimated $6.4M.
The Middle East was the next big contributor at $5.5M through Saturday.
Friday's grosses were quite impressive, in their own right. Fast 9 scored a record-breaking $59.1M in China, making it the biggest Hollywood opening day of the pandemic.
Maoyan first predicted a final tally of 327M in China alone. They are now, however, predicting that the film's final tally will be $244M. This is much lower than the previous films in the Fast and Furious franchise. The Fate of the Furious made $393 million, and Furious 7 made $391 million. However, given the world situation, $244M can still be considered a huge success.
Fast 9's impressive numbers come at a time of great uncertainty in the market as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe. There is now hope for a brighter future for cinema with the Vin Diesel starrer revving life back into what was recently a parked market.
The days are still young, and maybe we can expect higher ratings over time. As of now, it doesn't look very good.
Fast 9 is scheduled to be released domestically on the 25th of June, 2021.