Ludacris celebrates ‘Fast 9’ crosses $700 million at the global box office
The latest in the Fast and Furious 9 franchise has now grossed $700 million worldwide.
The multi-talented rapper and actor shared his gratitude for fans' support of the longstanding franchise
Fast & Furious 9 has become the first Hollywood movie to gross over $700 million. According to Deadline (about Rs. 5,197 crores) at the box office worldwide since the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic began.
The last film to do so was Jumanji: The Next Level, released in 2019, which finaled at $800M worldwide. F9 was released on a 45-day theatrical window. Broken down, F9 counts $172.6M domestic and $528M from 65 offshore markets, which equals $700.6M by end of day.
Following the success of F9, Ludacris shared the big news posted on Instagram in celebration of the film reaching the $700 million milestone in sales worldwide. “To Every Fan Around The World” he said in the post's caption. “ 🌎 That Bought a ticket to Watch #f9 in Theaters Or Rented It From Home,” THANK YOU 🙏🏾 history.
Ludacris has been with the Fast franchise since 2003's 2 Fast 2 Furious, and has seen the street racing series transition into the action blockbuster realm with cars prominently featured. He joined the film franchise at the height of his musical career as a rapper and took on more acting work as the series evolved throughout the years, so seeing the latest installment of the franchise continue to be a financial success must be a great feeling for the multi-talented artist.
Deadline reports. The next chapter, Fast & Furious 10, is due April 7, 2023 in cinemas worldwide.
Fast and Furious 10 is being split up into two films and will put an end to the series, with director Justin Lin and writer Chris Morgan expected to return. Diesel, who is also a producer on the franchise, is obviously on board, but the rest of the cast has yet to be revealed. The 10th installment of the “Fast and Furious” franchise is set to speed into theaters in 2023, Dwayne Johnson also indicated work had begun on a sequel to the spinoff Hobbs & Shaw.