‘F9’ Keeps The Pedal To The Metal Over Fourth of July Weekend With $24 Million, Beating Out A Trio Of New Challengers

F9: The Fast Saga kept the pedal to the metal over the Fourth of July weekend and kept its pole position at the North American box office, outracing a trio of newcomers that included a sequel to The Boss Baby, the latest installment in the Purge franchise, and a buzzy indie based on an epic Twitter thread.

Thanks to its continued box-office success overseas, F9 became the first Hollywood film to roar past the global $500 million mark since the pre-pandemic blockbuster Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.A week after it came roaring off the starting line with a whiplash-inducing $70 million debut, the tenth chapter in Universal’s muscle-car cycle, which stars Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez, racked up another $24 million over the three-day holiday frame (it’s estimated to pull in $32.7 million by the end of Monday).

Originally slated to hit multiplexes over the 2020 Memorial Day weekend, F9 was

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