‘F9’ Speeds Past $700 Million at Global Box Office to Become Highest-Grossing American Film Since 2019

F9,” the ninth film in the “Fast & Furious” saga, on Wednesday has officially grossed over $700 million worldwide.

It’s not only by far a pandemic record for an American film, but it’s also the first MPA film to cross that threshold since 2019.As of Wednesday’s box office, “F9” has made $172.6 million domestically and $528 million internationally, pushing it over the $700 million mark.

The last film to make that much? “Jumanji: The Next Level,” which opened in December 2019.“F9” in particular had a record-breaking May opening in China, crossing $200 million there and becoming the only Hollywood film to cross that mark in China since Universal released the “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw.” Only 11 Hollywood films in the last five years, including three in the “Fast” franchise, have performed as strongly.“F9” has also narrowly beaten out the Chinese blockbuster “Detective Chinatown 3,” which has made $685 million worldwide and

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