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With 1.3 million admissions in one week, “Fast and Furious 9” achieves the best start of the year


More than 1.3 million spectators went to see Fast and Furious 9 in one week, the new opus of the motorized saga with Vin Diesel. The film has the best launch since theaters reopened in May and is at the top of the French box office, CBO Box office reported on Wednesday July 21.

With this stormy start, the 4th best in the series Fast and Furious, Justin Lin’s film dominates the ranking of the best first weeks of 2021.

A Cannes breeze blew through the box office with the arrival in 10th position of the Palme d’Or Titanium. Julia Ducournau’s cinematic UFO, furious and sometimes gory, drew 88,523 people in 199 theaters, placing just behind the Benedetta provocateur by Paul Verhoeven, with Virginie Efira (106,776 spectators for its second week of operation).

At the top of the ranking for the week, Fast and Furious 9 dethrones Black widow, relegated to 2nd position. The new Avengers spin-off in which Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff, a Russian killer turned superheroine, drew 440,689 spectators for its second week of operation.

Poster of "Fast and Furious 9", released on July 14 in French cinemas (UNIVERSAL PICTURES - ONE RACE FI / COLLECTION CHRISTOPHEL VIA AFP)

The animated film The Croods 2: a new era, on the last step of the podium, lost one place, with 288,149 additional entries. Worn by Tahar Rahim and Jodie Foster, the film Designated guilty, inspired by the desperate fight of an innocent, suspected terrorist and imprisoned at the American base at Guantanamo, between him directly in 4th place.



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