F9, the ninth instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise, surpassed the $500 million mark at the global box office on Monday, according to Box Office Mojo. This would be the first Hollywood film to do so since the pandemic began. To date, the picture has grossed a total of $500.30 million worldwide. The film has grossed $125.90 million in the United States.
This week, the picture will be up against a formidable opponent in the form of Marvel Studios’ Black Widow, which will be released in theatres across the globe on July 9. According to projections, the Scarlett Johansson-led MCU picture will open to $90 million, breaking the previous record set by F9.
The action film premiered in South Korea in May and was distributed in North America on June 25. Justin Lin, who has directed four earlier films in the franchise, returns to direct this one. The script was written by Lin, Alfredo Botello, and Daniel Casey.
Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, John Cena, Jordana Brewster, Nathalie Emmanuel, Sung Kang, Michael Rooker, Helen Mirren, Kurt Russell, and Charlize Theron are among the cast members. F9 received mixed reviews from critics, earning a 60% on Rotten Tomatoes.