“F9,” the ninth installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, continues to top the domestic box office charts during its second week of release.
Over the July 4 long weekend, the action film is expected to add an additional $ 32.9 million to its 4,203 theaters gross revenue, bringing its revenue to $ 126 million. When the film debuted last weekend, it grossed $ 70 million, breaking the record for the most lucrative opening since the start of COVID-19. “F9” topped the $ 100 million mark in record time, an honor only two other films during the pandemic – “A Quiet Place II” and “Godzilla vs. Kong ”- were able to achieve.
“F9” stars Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jordana Brewster and Sung Kang. Helen Mirren also makes an appearance as the mother of Deckard and Owen Shaw. Justin Lin, who has directed several films for the “Fast and Furious” franchise, is the director.
Universal is also set to dominate second and third place on the national charts this weekend, with the debuts of “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “The Forever Purge”. The sequel to 2016’s “The Boss Baby,” the animated film starring Alec Baldwin, is expected to gross $ 26 million over the 4-day weekend in 3,644 theaters. On the other hand, “The Forever Purge”, the fifth installment of the “Purge” franchise, is expected to bring in $ 16 million in its 4-day estimate. Both films are expected to exceed industry expectations, as “The Boss Baby: Family Business” was initially expected to gross $ 15 million and “The Forever Purge” is expected to gross $ 10 million.
Rounding out the top five include the ubiquitous “A Quiet Place Part II” – which is expected to add an additional $ 5 million to its transport, bringing it to $ 146 million – and “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard”, which is expected to make 4 $ more. million, bringing its total to $ 32 million.