“F9,” the latest installment in Universal’s high octane franchise, has crossed a major box office milestone internationally.
The film, starring Vin Diesel, John Cena and Michelle Rodriguez, surpassed the $250 million mark overseas, including a huge $203 million in China.
Of course, “F9” carries a massive production budget and will require outsized global ticket sales to turn a profit. The movie opens June 25 in the U.S., where it’s expected to be a big summer blockbuster.
In China, “F9” added another $8.8 million this weekend and overtook “Godzilla vs. Kong” as the highest-grossing Hollywood movie to release during the pandemic.
Outside of China, “F9” has pulled in solid receipts in Korea with $17.7 million to date and Russia with $15.8 million to date.