Box Office: ‘F9’ Reigns Over July 4th Weekend as ‘Boss Baby 2,’ ‘Zola’ Start Strong

It won’t be a weekend for the record books, but this year’s July 4th holiday box office haul is a marked improvement on the 2020 edition.The box office boost is thanks to a trio of new movies, the kid friendly “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” the gruesome thriller “The Forever Purge,” and the satirical comedy “Zola,” each appealing to vastly different moviegoing audiences.

Also propping up domestic grosses is a series of holdovers, namely “F9: The Fast Saga” and “A Quiet Place Part II.”Despite three new nationwide releases, “F9” again triumphed over the competition and notched first place on box office charts.

The ninth entry in Universal’s “Fast and Furious” saga added $24 million over the weekend, a 66% decline from its inaugural outing.

“F9” should end Monday’s holiday with $32.7 million, which would boost its domestic tally to $125.8 million.In a rare feat, Universal Pictures held the

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