UPDATED, Friday AM: Universal had not one but two big-air previews Thursday night as they headed into the four-day Independence Day weekend, featuring both DreamWorks Animation The Boss Baby: family business, and Blumhouse The purge forever magnification $ 1.3 million a piece.
Those looking for more technicality: boss baby 2 took in $ 1.31 million at 2,700 theaters for shows that started at 4 p.m., while Purge forever grossed $ 1.33 million out of 2,550 for shows that started at 7 p.m. boss baby 2 will expand to 3,640 theaters and envision a start-up of over $ 15 million, while Purge forever at 3,051 hopes for at least $ 10 million over three days. July 4th isn’t going to be a great day at the box office, so look for a Sunday off as people head to holiday parties, barbecues, and more.
‘F9’ pushes weekend total domestic box office to over $ 100 million, breaking another pandemic record
With the second weekend of F9, looking to make around $ 28 million, Universal will hold the top three spots at the box office; a first for a large studio since Sony from February 11 to 13, 2005 with Hitch, Boogeyman and Are we already there?.
F9 topped all films on Thursday at $ 4.94 million, down 2% from Wednesday at 4,179 theaters. That brings the first week of the Justin Lin-directed sequel to $ 93.1 million.
boss baby 2 was short of its first installment in Thursday previews, with the 2017 installment making $ 1.5 million from 2,700 locations that started at 5pm on March 30, 2017. That yielded a opening day of $ 15.6 million and a $ 50.2 million weekend when DWA had a distribution deal with 20th Century Fox. The sequel is also available on the first two payment tiers of Uni Peacock’s streaming service subscribers; those in distribution circles don’t expect the service to steal a lot of money at the box office because it’s still nascent. Peacock’s full subscriber count for both paid and ad-supported subscribers was 42 million in the first quarter of 2021, up from 33 million in the previous quarter.
Critics are not fans of boss baby 2 at 49% on Rotten Tomatoes, but they weren’t fans of the first movie which was tainted with 53% Rotten.
Purge foreverPreview Money is the lowest in the franchise – what are you waiting for, this is the fifth movie. In order, the Purge the series preview cash is: 2013 The purge ($ 3.7 M Thursday evening, start at 10 p.m.), 2014 Purge Anarchy ($ 2.6M, start Thursday at midnight), 2016 Purge: election year ($ 3.64 M, Thursday evening) and 2018 The first purge ($ 2.5 million, Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.). First purge and Purge: election year open for the holidays of July 4th. First purge, which opened on a Wednesday, generated $ 17.3 million over three days, $ 31.2 million over five days. The very first Purge, released in 2013, holds the US franchise opening record at $ 34 million. Purge the election year debuted at $ 31.5 million over three days and $ 36.1 million over four days. Purge Anarchy opened at $ 29.8M.
Purge foreverRotten Tomato score at 50% Rotten is in the same neighborhood as its predecessors, although better than the first Purge (39%). Other RT scores for Purge are Anarchy (57%), and Election year and First purge (both 56%).
A24 Zola in its second day at the box office took $ 262,000 to 1,468 theaters, down 48% from Wednesday’s $ 505,000 (which included Tuesday night previews), for a cumulative total of $ 797,300.
Comscore called the weekend total for all movies last weekend at $ 98.15 million, the highest so far during the pandemic (since mid-March 2020). It was all because of F9record $ 70 million for debut during Covid. We’re expected to finally cross $ 100 million for all movies next weekend when Disney / Marvel’s Black Widow enters the cage.