Fast 9 is proving to be one of the films looking to help bring movie theaters back with COVID-19 restrictions easing across the world. New reports from over the holiday weekend emerged of F9 surpassing $500 million at the box office globally, and Ludacris took to Instagram to toast to his cast’s latest achievement.
“Half a BILLION in only 11 Days,” he wrote in shock. “WOW! Sincerely Thank You To Every Fan Around The World That Bought A Ticket & Supported This Movie.”
Fast 9 became the first movie since 2019 that wasn’t produced in China to make over $500 million at the box office. In the United States, the showing has been strong as well with $123 million being made over the first two weekends. The blockbuster slaughtered pandemic records with a $70 million U.S. opening weekend.
Cardi B also made her debut in the ninth installment of the Fast series with a small yet crucial role as Leysa, who comes in to help Vin Diesel (Dominic Toretto) get himself out of yet another tricky predicament.
“I love the fact that I’m representing such a powerful, strong woman,” the Grammy Award-winner said of her character. “She’s just that bitch. Leysa’s such a badass.”