Three Universal movies draw people to theater
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Although ticket sales have yet to fully recover from the pandemic, a film studio has good reason to celebrate Independence Day this weekend in the United States.
Universal Pictures films won three main positions at the national box office: “F9”, “The Boss Baby: Family Business” and “The Forever Purge”, according to the study’s calculations published yesterday.
This is the first time it has happened to Universal since 1989, when “Sea of Love,” “Parenthood,” and “Uncle Buck” topped the charts, and the first time since 2005 it has happened in a studio.
As anticipated from the “Fast and Furious” sequel, “F9”, it took the top spot for its second weekend in theaters.
The film added $24 million over the weekend and is expected to gross $32.7 million by the end of today, for a total of $125.8 million.
Globally, ‘F9’ is likely to break the $500 million mark by Monday.
Second, the animated sequel to “Boss Baby” beat expectations by debuting this weekend with $17.3 million, which is estimated to rise to $23.1 million today. Alex Baldwin voices the sophisticated baby in “The Boss Baby: Family Business”.
Third, Blumhouse’s latest adventure, “The Forever Purge,” is projected to raise $12.8 million by tomorrow and $15.9 million over the four-day weekend for US Holiday.