F9 Surpasses $100 Million at the Box Office During July 4th Holiday Weekend

F9 remains at the top of the box office over the July 4th holiday weekend. The film opened with a pandemic-era record $70 million last weekend, and now it’s speeding past the $100-million mark towards upwards of $125 million. That’s due to adding a projected $33 million to its previous domestic box office total over the four-day holiday weekend. The impressive total is despite the film receiving mixed reviews from critics, landing it a Rotten Tomatoes score on the border of fresh and rotten. ComicBook.com‘s Jamie Jirak had had similar feeling, giving the latest Fast and Furious movie a mixed review.

“The movie may be seriously lacking when it comes to writing, but no one is going to see F9 for Aaron Sorkin-style dialogue. We’re here to watch cars go fast and do the most implausible stunts possible. There was plenty of thrilling action, behind the wheel and otherwise, and that’s all that matters. F9 had me fully engaged and entertained for two and a half hours, so I’d call it a win for director Justin Lin,” she writes. “If you go into F9 ready to have some laughs, armed with the knowledge that it’s not as strong as five through eight, you’re going to have fun. Just make sure you stick around for the mid-credits scene, which made me squeal with delight.”

F9 is at the top of the box office, and the next two spots are occupied by two more Univeral Pictures releases. The Boss Baby: Family Business comes in second followed by The Forever Purge.

What do you think? Have you seen F9 or any of the other top films at the box office this weekend? Let us know in the comments and keep reading to see the full top 10 box office movies list for this weekend.

3. The Forever Purge

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(Photo: Blumhouse)
  • Opening Weekend
  • Total: $16.25

On the run from a drug cartel, a Mexican couple battle vicious thugs who plan to continue the violent tradition of the now-outlawed Purge.

The Forever Purge is directed by Everardo Valerio Gout and written James DeMonaco. The film stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda, and Will Patton.


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