The film is already doing blockbuster business overseas where it debuted in 8 markets with $162.4 million worldwide ahead of its June 25 opening in the U.S.
On Sunday, Diesel posted a photo of him and his former costar, shared by Walker's daughter (and Diesel's goddaughter),Meadow Walker, writing: "Weeks away from the F9 release… in preproduction for the finale that starts only months from now… @meadowwalker sends me this image and tells me how happy the photo makes her feel. Naturally, one gets filled with emotion, purpose and ultimately gratitude. Eternal brotherhood is a blessing beyond words. Hope to make you proud… All love, Always."