- F9: The Fast Saga (review)- $70M
It was slow off the blocks, but F9 has finally opened in domestic theaters, and damn did it blow smoke in everybody else’s faces! The $70M launch stateside is the biggest since 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Would it have done even better without the pandemic scare that delayed the release more than a year? Of course, but maybe not by much. Universal is already staring at a $404M worldwide haul, too, considering the weeks of international markets Vin Diesel’s blockbuster franchise has been playing in. Why does anyone think Fast & Furious is shutting down? Get real.
2. A Quiet Place Part II– $6.2M/$136.3M
3. The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard– $4.87M/$25.8M
Falling 57% in week two is The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, with $4.8M. Overall, the Ryan Reynolds/Samuel L. Jackson/Salma Hayek sequel has $31M worldwide, a far cry from the $176M of its 2017 predecessor. Can’t blame everything on the pandemic, right? I think people were just fine with one movie and that’s it.
4. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway– $4.85M/$28.8M
5. Cruella– $3.7M/$71.3M
6. The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It– $2.9M/$59.1M
7. In the Heights– $2.2M/$24.1M
8. Spirit Untamed– $1M/$15.8M
9. 12 Mighty Orphans– $591K/$2.2M
10. Nobody– $560K/$26.7M
Wait, what? Hasn’t this Bob Oedinkirk actioner been out for like four months or something? What’s up with the weird 3000% boost back into the top ten? Well, Universal Pictures smartly paired Nobody up with F9 in many drive-in theaters across the country, and you can see the results. Overall, this little kick-ass flick has $61M worldwide. Not too bad.