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Fast & Furious 9 breaks pandemic box office record in US and Canada

Fast & Furious 9 breaks pandemic box office record in US and Canada

The latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise has made an estimated $70m (£50m) during its first weekend on release in the US and Canada.

It means Fast & Furious 9 – released as F9: The Fast Saga in North America – is the most successful film to be released since the Covid-19 pandemic began.

The sequel, which had already opened in several overseas territories, has now made more than $400m (£287m) worldwide.

It was one of a number of films to have their planned 2020 releases delayed.

Others include the James Bond film No Time To Die, which is now scheduled for release in September.

The latest instalment pits Diesel’s Dominic Toretto character against his estranged criminal brother, played by John Cena.

Charlize Theron, Cardi B and Dame Helen Mirren also appear in the film, some of which was shot in Edinburgh in 2019.

Cena told the BBC this month the Scottish capital was a great location “to destroy” during the film’s frenetic action sequences.

Fast & Furious 9 left its nearest competition for dust over a weekend that will give comfort to North America’s embattled cinema owners.

A Quiet Place Part II took a comparatively trifling $6.2m (£4.4m) between Friday and Sunday, taking its overall US and Canada takings to $136m (£97m).

F9 opened on Thursday in the UK and Ireland, where cinemas are currently operating with social distancing measures in place.

Despite these restrictions, Justin Lin’s film is reported to have made more than £1m on its first day on release.

Two more instalments in the series are currently planned, with Lin saying the blockbuster series “deserves an ending”.

“We can’t always feel like we’re going to go on forever,” he told the BBC. “With the Saga, I feel like it’s the right choice.”

Published28 June Share Nathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel in Fast & Furious 9 IMAGE SOURCEUNIVERSAL PICTURES image captionNathalie Emmanuel and Vin Diesel in a scene from Fast & Furious 9 The latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise has made an estimated $70m (£50m) during its first weekend on release in the US and Canada. It means Fast & Furious 9 – released as F9: The Fast Saga in North America – is the most successful film to be released since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The sequel, which had already opened in several overseas territories, has now made more than $400m (£287m) worldwide. It was one of a number of films to have their planned 2020 releases delayed. Others include the James Bond film No Time To Die, which is now scheduled for release in September. Fast & Furious 9: ‘We’re not just doing the same thing’ Fast & Furious films to reach the end of the road Fast and Furious 9 put back by 11 months Starring Vin Diesel, F9 is the tenth entry in the series that began in 2001 with The Fast and the Furious. The latest instalment pits Diesel’s Dominic Toretto character against his estranged criminal brother, played by John Cena. Charlize Theron, Cardi B and Dame Helen Mirren also appear in the film, some of which was shot in Edinburgh in 2019. Cena told the BBC this month the Scottish capital was a great location “to destroy” during the film’s frenetic action sequences. media captionBBC Scotland’s The Edit chats to Vin Diesel and John Cena Fast & Furious 9 left its nearest competition for dust over a weekend that will give comfort to North America’s embattled cinema owners. A Quiet Place Part II took a comparatively trifling $6.2m (£4.4m) between Friday and Sunday, taking its overall US and Canada takings to $136m (£97m). F9 opened on Thursday in the UK and Ireland, where cinemas are currently operating with social distancing measures in place. Despite these restrictions, Justin Lin’s film is reported to have made more than £1m on its first day on release. Two more instalments in the series are currently planned, with Lin saying the blockbuster series “deserves an ending”. “We can’t always feel like we’re going to go on forever,” he told the BBC. “With the Saga, I feel like it’s the right choice.” Presentational grey line Follow us on Facebook, or on Twitter @BBCNewsEnts. If you have a story suggestion email [email protected]. Related Topics Film More on this story Fast and Furious actor enjoys ‘destroying’ Edinburgh Published25 June Fast & Furious 9: ‘We’re not just doing the same thing’ Published24 June WWE star says sorry to China for Taiwan remark Published25 May Fast & Furious films to reach the end of the road Published21 October 2020 Fast and Furious 9 put back by 11 months Published12 March 2020 Top Stories

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