As expected, F9: The Fast Saga led the Fourth of July box office with $22.86 million over the 3-day weekend, down 67% from its opening frame. Taking Monday (a holiday for most) into account, the film is expected to raise its domestic total to $123.2 million — the fastest pic to reach that number during the pandemic, per Deadline. The Justin Lin directed feature earned $2.2 million from IMAX locations, bringing that particular domestic number to $9.1 million.
Not too shabby.
Elsewhere, Boss Baby: Family Business collected $16.04 million over three days and $20.03M million over four days. The film was simultaneously released on the Peacock streaming platform. It should be noted that Boss Baby 2’s opening was down 66% from the original’s $50 million, which is pretty steep even for a younger-skewing animated sequel. Universal will have to hope this one has legs similar to the original, which collected $175 million domestically and $527 million worldwide back in 2017.
Forever Purge, the latest sequel in the long-running Purge franchise, managed $12 million over the 3-day period and $15.6 million over its first four days from 3,051 theaters. While A24’s Zola, the only other new release on the Top 10, posted $2.4 million over its first six days of release.
Overall, the box office was down considerably from Memorial Day weekend’s massive $87 million haul, and (as expected) a far cry from the last time July 4th fell on a Sunday when Twilight Saga: Eclipse earned $83.6 million alone in 2010. Still, each of the top 10 films grossed over a million dollars, so that’s something. With potential blockbusters like Black Widow on the horizon, one can only expect good news going forward.
1. F9 (Uni) 4,203 theaters (+24), Fri $8.26M/Sat $9.39M/Sun $5.18M/Mon $7.26M/3-day $22.86M (-67%)/4-day: $30.12M/Total: $123.2M/ Wk 2
2. Boss Baby: Family Business (Uni) 3,644 theaters, Fri $7.88M/Sat $5.5M/Sun $2.66M/Mon $4M/3-day $16.04M/4-day and total $20.3M/Wk 1
3. Forever Purge (Uni) 3,051 theaters , Fri $5.7M/Sat $4.1M/Sun $2.5M/Mon $3.1M/3-day $12.48M /4-day and total $15.66M/Wk 1
4. A Quiet Place Part II (Par) 2,826 (-298) Fri $1.485M/Sat $1.67M/ Sun $915K/Mon $1.145M/3-day: $4.07M (-34%)/4-day: $5.22M/Total: $145.4M/Wk 6
5. Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (LG) 2,582 (-779) theaters Fri $973K/Sat $1.24M/Sun $793K/Mon $894K/3-day $3M (-38%)/4-day $3.9M/Total $32.2M/Wk 3
6. Cruella (Dis) 2,380 (-440) theaters Fri $865K (-23%)/Sat $975K/Sun $600K/Mon $700K/3-day $2.44M (-36%)/4-day $3.1M/Total $77.2M/Wk 6
7. Peter Rabbit 2 (Sony) 2,954 (-377) theaters Fri $860K/Sat $800K/ Sun $425K/ Mon $745K/3-day $2.105M (-56%)/4-day $2.85M/Total: $35M/Wk 4
8. Conjuring 3 (NL) 1,716 (-952) theaters Fri $480K/Sat $505K/Sun $275K/Mon $280K/3-day $1.26M (-58%)/4-day $1.54M/Total $62.4M/Wk 5
9. Zola (A24) 1,468 theaters, Fri $445K/Sat $460K/Sun $325K/Mon $422,5K/3-day $1.23M/4-day: $1.65M/5-day: $2M /6-day: $2.4M Wk 1
10. In the Heights (WB) 1,405 (-998) theaters Fri $400K/Sat $500K/Sun $285K/Mon $350k/ 3-day: $1.185M (-47%), 4-day: $1.535M/Total: $27.1M/Wk 4