Last week, the first trailer for Fast & Furious 9, a.k.a. F9 finally dropped and being action-packed, it also included key revelations, like how John Cena is playing Dom Toretto’s brother and that Han Lue is still alive. So just how many viewpoints possess got the F9 trailer wracked up? Enough that it has managed to break a few documents.
.As of the past Wednesday, the F9 trailer, that was almost four minutes, had accumulated over 493 million viewpoints over YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and one can only imagine how much that number has increased since then. Much like what was done using Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious, Universal Pictures created an event out of the F9 trailer drop, as a concert has been held to commemorate the debut in which Ludacris, Cardi B and much more performed.
Breaking down the numbers further, the F9 trailer inspection 262 million views globally in its first 72 hours, overtaking how Avengers: Infinity War’s first trailer performed over the same quantity of time. And F9 also marked a new 24-hour album for Universal with 151 million viewpoints.
As those people that watched the Super Bowl know, Universal did not air the full F9 trailer because airtime is pricey for the case, instead of giving audiences a 30-second preview. Well, that trailer drew in 8 million views in its first 24 hours, and also the combo of the trailer and this commercial received almost 111 million views in that time across YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This resulted in F9’s traffic much exceeding the views the other movies that advertised during the Super Bowl hauled in, including Black Widow, Mulan and No Time to Die.
Additionally, the F9 trailer reigned supreme on the post-Super Bowl traffic that its immediate three Fast & Furious predecessors pulled in, together with Furious 7 in 23.9 million, The Fate of the Furious in 42.2 million and Hobbs & Shaw in 85.5 million. You will find even more data Deadline supplied, for example about its unbelievable ticket revenue, but the most important thing is that there’s a lot of curiosity about F9.
In spite of how the Fast & Furious franchise has skyrocketed in popularity in its later years, it’s surprising how well the F9 trailer performed. I guess John Cena’s involvement helped with propping it up, and I also wouldn’t be shocked if the conversation surrounding the return of Han Lue, that was believed to have died during the events of Tokyo Drift, additionally driven those numbers up greater.
Together with the Fast & Furious franchise going to strike its 20th anniversary, the end of an era is practically upon us. As of now, F9 will be the penultimate movie in the most important saga, though Vin Diesel has acknowledged that Fast & Furious 10 could end up being split into two movies. However, with spinoffs like Hobbs & Shaw and that a female-led one in the works, this franchise continues to expand in various directions.
In addition to Jakob Toretto and Han Lue being thrown into the mix, F9 also sees the return Jordan Brewster’s Mia Toretto, Charlize Theron’s Cipher, Helen Mirren’s Magdalene Shaw, Lucas Black’s Sean Boswell, and Jason Tobin’s Earl. Justin Lin also sat in the director’s seat for F9, using previously helmed Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6.
F9 races to theatres on May 22, and in case you are interested in what other films are coming out this year, then head over to our 2020 release program.