‘F9’ Blasts Past $100 Million in U.S. as Universal Sweeps July 4 Box Office

“F9” has gone from zero to $100 million in record post-pandemic time, hitting the domestic milestone on its second Friday in theaters, as the blockbuster has combined with newcomers “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “The Forever Purge,” to give Universal the top three spots on this July 4th box office weekend.The studio boasts that this is the first time a studio has done a podium sweep on the weekend charts since Sony in February 2005 and the first time Universal has achieved it since the release of the Al Pacino thriller “Sea of Love” in September 1989.

Such a feat is so uncommon because studios generally space out the releases of their films to avoid having them compete with each other for audience attention.But with “Black Widow” coming out next weekend, Universal has decided to release a DreamWorks family film and a Blumhouse horror film to serve as blockbuster counterprogramming.

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