- F9 (Uni) 4,203 cinemas (+24), Fri $ 7.5 M (-75%) / 3 days $ 22.2 million (-68%) / 4 days: $ 30.4 million/The total: 123,4 M$ / Week 2
- Boss Baby: Family business (Uni) 3,640 theaters, Fri $ 6.8 M / 3 days $ 17.5 million/ 4 days and total $ 23.2 million/ Sem 1
- Purge forever (Uni) 3,051 theaters, Fri $ 4.4 M / 3 days $ 10 million / 4 days and total $ 12.5 million/ Sem 1
F9 cross the $ 100 million mark in eight days, making it the fastest film to cross that mark during the pandemic, surpassing A Quiet Place, Part II15 day trip to this milestone. Note that the numbers above may change over the weekend. Purge forever appears to be meeting its 3-day screening goal with boss baby 2 before its projection of $ 15 million over 3 days. Keep in mind that the title is also available on the Peacock streaming service. Eighty percent of the 5.88,000 theaters in the US-Canada exhibit are open and operational.
‘F9’ brings weekend home total box office closer to $ 100 million, breaking another pandemic record
Forty-four states allow theaters to operate without capacity restrictions. Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington still have distancing guidelines. Ontario, home to the Canadian Cinema Center in Toronto, is still closed until the end of July, still to be determined. Regal is reopening Arclight Sherman Oaks in LA County on July 7th, I hear. Harkins increased his chain abilities to 100%.
We will keep you posted as we will have more throughout the weekend.
UPDATE, Friday AM: Universal had not one but two big-air previews Thursday night as they headed into the four-day Independence Day weekend, featuring both DreamWorks Animation The Boss Baby: family business, and Blumhouse The purge forever magnification 1,3 million de dollars a piece.
Those looking for more technicality: boss baby 2 cashed in $ 1.31 million at 2,700 venues that started at 4 p.m., while Purge forever grossed $ 1.33 million out of 2,550 for shows that started at 7 p.m. boss baby 2 will expand to 3,640 theaters and envision a start-up of over $ 15 million, while Purge forever at 3,051 hopes for at least $ 10 million over three days. July 4th isn’t going to be a great day at the box office, so look for a Sunday off as people head to the holiday season, barbecues, and more.
With the second weekend of F9, looking to make around $ 28 million, Universal will hold the top three spots at the box office; a first for a large studio since Sony from February 11 to 13, 2005 with Hitch, Boogeyman and Are we already there?.
F9 topped all films on Thursday at $ 4.94 million, down 2% from Wednesday at 4,179 theaters. That brings the first week of the Justin Lin-directed sequel to $ 93.1 million.
boss baby 2 was short of its first installment in Thursday previews, with the 2017 installment making $ 1.5 million from 2,700 locations that started at 5pm on March 30, 2017. That yielded a opening day of $ 15.6 million and a $ 50.2 million weekend when DWA had a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox. The sequel is also available on the first two payment tiers of Uni Peacock’s streaming service subscribers; those in distribution circles don’t expect the service to steal a lot of money at the box office because it’s still nascent. Peacock’s full subscriber count for both paid and ad-supported subscribers was 42 million in the first quarter of 2021, up from 33 million in the previous quarter.
Critics are not fans of boss baby 2 at 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, but they weren’t fans of the first movie which was tainted with 53% Rotten.
Purge foreverPreview Money is the lowest in the franchise – what are you waiting for, this is the fifth movie. In order, the Purge the series preview cash is: 2013 The purge ($ 3.7 M Thursday evening, start at 10 p.m.), 2014 Purge Anarchy ($ 2.6M, start Thursday at midnight), 2016 Purge: election year ($ 3.64 M, Thursday evening) and 2018 The first purge ($ 2.5 million, Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.). First purge and Purge: election year open for the holidays of July 4th. First purge, which opened on a Wednesday, generated $ 17.3 million over three days, $ 31.2 million over five days. The very first Purge, released in 2013, holds the US franchise opening record at $ 34 million. Purge the election year started at $ 31.5 million over three days and $ 36.1 million over four days. Purge Anarchy opened at $ 29.8M.
Purge foreverRotten Tomato score at 50% Rotten is in the same neighborhood as its predecessors, although better than the first Purge (39%). Other RT scores for Purge are Anarchy (57%), and Election year and First purge (both 56%).
A24 Zola in its second day at the box office took $ 262,000 to 1,468 theaters, down 48% from Wednesday’s $ 505,000 (which included Tuesday night previews), for a cumulative total of 797 300 $.
Comscore called the weekend total for all movies last weekend at $ 98.15 million, the highest so far during the pandemic (since mid-March 2020). It was all because of F9record $ 70 million for debut during Covid. We’re expected to finally cross $ 100 million for all movies next weekend when Disney / Marvel’s Black Widow enters the cage.