The July 4th weekend at the box office began with good news and bad news.
Both “F9” and “Cruella” hit hot numbers. The former became a member of the $100 million club. The latter crosses the $75million mark today. Big accomplishments for each. For “Cruella” especially since it was also available on Disney Plus.
The bad news, of course, is that both “In the Heights” and “The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” are playing their last rounds in the theaters. They may still be listed at cineplexes, but no one is attending. Cousins of mine caught “In the Heights” down in Charlotte, NC last week and really loved it. There were four people in the theater.
“A Quiet Place 2” is still booming, however, heading now to $150 million. Paramount’s gamble on waiting paid off handsomely.