The international film industry has had a huge boost this week, as F9: The quick saga launched in several markets and broken several records.
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According to the new IMAX distribution numbers, F9China’s launch in China was a record. The film grossed $ 6.5 million at the IMAX box office, good for the biggest IMAX opening day in the world. Fast Furious franchise and the biggest opening day of all time for a Universal title in China.
In Korea, F9 generated $ 160,000 from IMAX box office on opening day Wednesday, which was the highest IMAX box office day in Korea since December 1, 2019. In Hong Kong, F9 had the second biggest IMAX box office day for the Fast Furious franchise, earning $ 56,000 despite reading 40% fewer screens due to COVID-19 closures.
According to Universal, the film has already broken records with the largest opening of international AMP in the pandemic, with the Fast Furious franchise having now earned over $ 6 billion worldwide. The estimated total for the film’s international release through Saturday is $ 127 million, with the weekend’s total set to rise as more and more people see it.
F9: The quick saga sees the return of Justin Lin as a director, who helmed the third, fourth, fifth and sixth chapters of the series, which has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. The action travels around the world – from London to Tokyo, from Central America to Edinburgh and from a secret bunker in Azerbaijan to the bustling streets of Tbilisi. Along the way, old friends will be resurrected, old enemies will return, history will be rewritten, and the true meaning of family will be tested like never before.
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The film features returning cast members Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel and Sung Kang, along with Oscar winner Helen Mirren and Oscar winner Charlize Theron. F9 Also features Grammy-winning superstar Cardi B as the new character in the Leysa franchise, a woman with a connection to Dom’s past, and an appearance by Reggaeton sensation Ozuna.