After a year of constant delays, it’s refreshing to see a somewhat normal box office weekend. Vin Diesel and his cinematic family brought audiences back to the movies. In its domestic debut, F9 brought in an estimated $70 million, the biggest opening since 2019 according to sources. It had already opening in other countries, with its biggest markets being in Asia. It took in over $334 million internationally, and the domestic opening pushes its worldwide total past $400 million.
A Quiet Place Part II came in second place, taking in $6.2 million, a 31.8% drop from last week. This weekend brought its total gross over $136 million total during its theatrical run.
The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard dropped 57.2% in its second weekend, but still brought in a respectable $4,875,000. Chasing right behind it was Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which took in $4,850,000.
Cruella closed out the weekend’s top five with $3,725,000. The total gross of the live-action Disney film is up to $71.3 million.
The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It came in sixth with $2.9 million in its fourth weekend. Its total gross is $59 million, showing that the simultaneous HBO Max-theater release wasn’t the end of the theatergoing experience. On the flip side, In the Heights dropped nearly 47% from last weekend, taking in $2,230,000 this weekend, bringing its total gross to $24,161,509.
While F9 was the only movie to take in a huge amount this weekend, it’s undeniably nice to see that people are returning to movie theaters as they begin to open up. What will be interesting is monitoring the legs of F9 seeing that the reviews have been mixed and more blockbusters will be releasing in the coming weeks.