Fast & Furious 9, the tenth film in the popular Fast & Furious franchise has become the biggest grossing film of 2021. With a domestic collection of $155.9 million in its first 25 days. It overtook A Quiet Place Part II that has grossed $155.3 million. It has already crossed the 150 million collected by the 2009 Fast & Furious film. And when it does cross $160 million. It will be quicker of the block than the 2017 Fate of the Furious. Even though many may think it is not a big deal. To be faster than two of the films in the franchise that have been panned the most. It does show that the film did not get an additional advantage on account of the shorter theatrical window and that it opened amid the pandemic. Worldwide, the Justin Lin film has grossed $600 million.
Good Collections Abound As Movie Goers Return To the Theaters
Even as Universal Pictures celebrates the performance of F9. It is also likely that the rejoicing will be short-lived as MCU’s Black Widow has already grossed $143.6 million in According to estimates, the Marvel prequel led by Scarlett Johansson should be collecting $160 by the second weekend. While F9 should have $162 million by Day 31. However, for the time being, Fast & Furious 9 is the biggest domestic grosser of 2021.
Despite being available on Paramount+ and EST, A Quiet Place part II’s collections fell 29% over the weekend. However, with a $155.3 million domestic collection, aided by a $57 million weekend holiday launch. It is one of the leggiest Memorial Day releases ever. With a current multiplier of 2.72, it is placed bang in the middle of Men in Black 3 (2012). And Aladdin (2017) had multipliers of 2.59 and 2.97 respectively. With an opening weekend collection of $47.5 million, it emerges as leggy as A Quiet Place (2018). However, the best performer was Disney’s Cruella that clocked $26.5 million over the Memorial Day weekend with a whopping multiplier of 3.15.
No Impact of Streaming Services on Film Collections
It appears that audiences either don’t know or could not be bothering about options of seeing films outside the theater. For example, Black Widow can be seen concurrently on Disney+ for an additional $30. And while it may not help the movie to gross more. It is averaging the sort of collections for a mid-summer MCU movie that is not event-based. However, it should gross around $390 million-plus more in case of a China release, which is on the lower side of normal. It may not be exactly great but you need to remember that there is still a pandemic going on.
With a collection of $600 million worldwide. F9 will possibly be this year’s biggest grosser and the first to cross the milestone after the Star Wars. Which went on to gross $1.073 billion in late 2019. As well as it is doing, it is unlikely that Black Widow will ever catch up. F9 is likely to remain unchallenged by the next lot of releases. Until Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits the screen on Labor Day weekend for a 45-day run.