Universal's 'F9, The Fast Saga' rules American box office
Universal’s new “F9: The Fast Saga” not only left behind all other films in North American theatres over this weekend but it also pushed them with an estimated $70 million business, according to industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday.
It is enough to say that Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, and John Cena have to deal with electromagnetic weapons, rocket cars, and ominous satellites besides plane crashes, exploding cars, and private armies.
“The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard,” from Lionsgate was in third place, at $4.88 million. The movie is an ‘action comedy’ which has Ryan Reynolds, Salma Hayek, and Samuel L. Jackson repeating their roles from 2017’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard.”
At the fourth position, down one point from last weekend, was Sony’s “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway,” at $4.85 million. Comprised of a combination of live-action/animation, James Corden has voiced the title role, with live performances by Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, and David Oyelowo.
And finally, in fifth place was Disney’s family-friendly film “Cruella,” at $3.7 million. ‘Emma Stone’ plays the tormenting title villain.
David Gross, who runs movie consulting firm ‘Franchise Entertainment Research’ when asked about Hollywood’s emerging recovery, stated “The industry is still in settling phase” after its almost 15-month shutdown, “The impact of the pandemic will require time to heal, but it’s getting normal in coming days.”