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Box Office: ‘F9’ Drives to Mighty $162 Million Debut Overseas

“F9” has the international box office sizzling.The latest installment in Universal’s testosterone-fueled franchise kicked off with a massive $162.4 million in eight markets, including China, Korea and Hong Kong. Those ticket sales easily mark the best start for a Hollywood blockbuster since Covid-19 hit.It’s an encouraging start to summer movie season, particularly because revenues weren’t […]

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‘F9: The Fast Saga’ Trailer: Director Justin Lin on Paul Walker, Wild Stunts and ‘the Final Chapter’ of the Franchise

Debuting just over a year after “F9: The Fast Saga” was originally set to open in theaters, the new trailer for the latest installment in the 20-year-old film franchise showcases even more wild vehicular shenanigans deployed by Vin Diesel’s Dom, Michelle Rodriguez’s Letty, and the rest of the “Fast & Furious” family. (It’s embedded below.) […]

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‘F9’ Trailer: Vin Diesel and Crew Go to War with John Cena in Ninth ‘Fast and Furious’ Film

Universal Pictures has released the second official trailer for “F9” — the ninth installment in the popular “Fast and Furious” saga. Discounting the summer 2019 spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw”, “F9″ is the sequel to 2017’s “The Fate of the Furious” and the ninth film in the street-racing franchise. Worldwide, the “Fast” films have grossed more […]

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‘Fast & Furious 9’ Poster Confirms Vin Diesel Is Still Extremely Wide

Universal has released the first poster for Fast & Furious 9, director Justin Lin’s next chapter in the long-running saga of car theft and bank heists. The poster sees Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), who continues to look like NoHo Hank from Barry took the super-soldier serum, staring pensively off into the setting sun, presumably pondering […]

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Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Finishes in First Place With $60 Million

Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4,253 North American locations.The big-budget spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to be an even bigger draw overseas, where the action franchise is hugely popular. “Hobbs & Shaw” kicked off […]

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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Races to $5.8 Million on Thursday Night

Universal’s “Hobbs & Shaw” has launched to an impressive $5.8 million at 3,400 North American locations in Thursday night previews.The action-laden tentpole, the first spinoff from the formidable Fast & Furious franchise, is opening at 4,253 sites and stars Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw.Forecasts see “Hobbs & Shaw” handily […]

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Can ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ and ‘Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood’ Coexist at Box Office?

Looking ahead as the calendar turns to August, this coming weekend will be the last big one of the summer box office season. “The Lion King,” now a freshly-minted $1 billion hit, will continue to be a presence, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” enters a crucial second weekend and Universal sends in its summer tentpole, […]

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Box Office: ‘Men in Black: International’ and ‘Shaft’ Belly Flop

Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” can’t come soon enough to buoy the floundering summer box office. This weekend’s openings are pathetic. Franchise reboot “Men in Black: International” (Sony) and the second remake of “Shaft” (Warner Bros.) together grossed under $37 million. Two summers ago, when “War for the Planet of the Apes” opened to “only” $56 […]

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