F9 Passes $500 Million Worldwide on Independence Day Weekend

As expected, Universal dominated the box office on Independence Day weekend, holding down the top three spots. F9 continues its quest to bring audiences back to the big screen, finally crossing $500 million worldwide. It made another $32,796,040 domestically on the long Independence Day weekend (including Monday, July 5).

Other sequels continued to make up a large portion of the box office. The Boss Baby: Family Business debuted to an estimated $23,000,000. That means it’ll debut to a little more than half of the first film in the franchise, but still proved to be the family-friendly alternative at movie theaters. It’s also important to note that The Boss Baby: Family Business simultaneously debuted on Peacock.

The Forever Purge will open to an estimated $15,860,000. If this holds, it will come in slightly under the previous installment, The First Purge, which opened to $17,374,280. The smaller opening could potentially be a sign of franchise fatigue. After all, this is the fifth film in the franchise, and while the overall worldwide gross has grown with each installment, the domestic gross has been on a slow decline from the third film in the franchise on. It is also the first time a film in the franchise has opened on the Independence Day weekend, shifting from the usual Sep/Oct openings.

A Quiet Place Part II continued its steady run, pushing past $257 million in its sixth week as it made $5,575,000. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard is nearing $50 million worldwide after making a solid $3,900,000 in its third weekend.

Zola came in around their expectations, debuting with $1,642,500 in its opening weekend. It has made a total of $2,449,752 since opening on June 30. It should be noted that the newest A24 film opened to only a reported 1,468 theaters.

It has been another impressive weekend as moviegoers continue to show a willingness to return to theaters. Streaming releases may have dug into the box office, and it’s a little less than half of the Independence Day Weekend in 2019, but it’s much better than a year ago this time when a Ghostbusters re-release topped the charts with a $500,000 weekend.

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