Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Fast and Furious Box Office: Universal’s “F9” Takes $30 Mil Opening Towards Biggest Post Pandemic Weekend


Give the people what they want, and they will come.

And so they did last night for “F9: The Fast Saga” which made $7.1 million Thursday in previews and $23 million last night. With a potential $50 million more to come tonight and Sunday, “F9” could finish its four days with $70 million plus. That far exceeds predictions of around $55mil.

“F9” is on track for the biggest weekend opening since February 2020, and certainly the biggest post-pandemic.

Elsewhere, “Cruella” continues to proceed very well, coming up on $70 million this weekend. Lemonade from lemons! But “In the Heights” is all lemons. They won’t make the $25 mil mark this weekend after 3 weeks.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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