The Fast Saga dominated North American box office with a huge 70 million U.S. dollars opening from 4,179 theaters, shatter pandemic-era weekend box office record in the region.
According to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore, it's the biggest opening for a film in North America since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which released in December 2019 with a 177 million dollars opening weekend.
F9: The Fast Saga holds an approval rating of 59 percent based on 221 reviews to date on review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes and a B+ CinemaScore from audiences. The film's strong opening boosted total North American weekend box office to over 98 million dollars, more than double the tally of last weekend's 45.9 million dollars. Its impressive box office performance was cheered by U.S. media and pundits as 80 percent of all North American theaters are currently open.
Comscore data showed that the film has earned more than 335 million dollars at the international box office for a whopping global cume of 404.85 million dollars. China is so far the biggest market for the film. According to box office data compiled by Maoyan, a Chinese movie-ticketing and film data platform, F9: The Fast Saga has grossed more than 1.39 billion yuan (around 215 million dollars) in the Chinese mainland.