F9, as expected, had a gigantic opening despite some theaters still not being open or operating with limited capacity due to the pandemic and helped get the total weekend box office to over $100 million for the first time since March 2020.
To celebrate both the return of Han in F9 and the 15th anniversary of the movie that introduced him into the Fast Family, Zach, Chris, and special guest Chris Ali watched Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift for the latest Everything Action Commentary.
Spiral remained at the top of the box office for a second weekend as we gear up for a hopefully big Memorial Day at theaters domestically while F9 exploded overseas with an opening of $162 million in markets like China, Korea and Hong Kong.
Vin Diesel is starring in a Rock Em Sock Em Robots movie, Disney and Sony sign a new massive deal, The Flash movie has begun production, a fourth Captain America movie is in development, Jim Henson is getting a biopic and more in this week’s News Shotgun.
The Fast Family is finally back after a year-long delay last year as Dom and the gang’s peaceful domestic life is shattered by the return of Cipher, whose quest for revenge has brought back Dom’s younger, evil brother Jakob in F9, arriving in June.
Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw are forced to work together to save the world from evil super soldier Brixton in the utterly insane and badass looking Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, hitting theaters in August.