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Fast 9 Debut Racks Up A Massive US$162 Million Overseas

today24 May 2021



The latest installment of the Fast & Furious saga did not hold back during its debut.

The weekend kick-off for the highly anticipated action movie racked up a staggering US$162 million (RM672.5 million) in the eight markets it was released, including China, Korea and Hong Kong.



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It’s a more than encouraging start to the summer movie season as revenues weren’t that off from what a Fast movie would have gotten at the box office in the situation that COVID didn’t exist.

β€œMoviegoers are eager to come back to theatres when the right movie is out there,” Universal’s president of international distribution Veronika Kwan Vandenberg said. β€œIt’s a great movie for the China market,” she adds. β€œIt has a strong fanbase.”



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From that total revenue, US$135 million came from China alone. This marks the movie as the second-biggest launch for the series after the eighth installment of the Fast saga; The Fate Of The Furious which raked up US$184 million (RM761 million). Another notable achievement, it’s the first Hollywood movie in two years (since Avengers: Endgame) to debut more than US$100 million in China.

In other countries, Fast 9 opened to US$9.9 million in Korea and US$6.2 million in the Middle East. With the rate of sales in tickets, the Fast franchise has aggressively pushed pasted US$6 billion globally.



It’s clear that the latest installment of the Fast saga is just as exciting as they said it would be . However, for Malaysian audiences, we might have to wait before we can experience the local cinemas again due to the rapid rise of COVID cases. Stay safe Malaysians!

Written by: Mifzal Malik

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