In a perhaps forebodingly positive sign for Disney and Marvel for Black Widow released here today in the UK, Fast And Furious 9 has now passed the $500m worldwide.
It topped the UK box office for the second week in a row adding a further £2.7m in gross for the UK, at a running total of just under £11m so far in total.
Sony and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway continued to cling on to second place as it entered its seventh week with £830k and a running total of £17m.
Universal’s Freaky starring Vince Vaughn dropped this weekend also taking £335k across the territory.
The Danish and Academy Award Winner for ‘Best International Film ‘earlier this year, Another Round took £130k at just 130 cinemas, a great success.
Surprisingly Supernova took a 63% drop on its opening weekend hitting £90k for the week and just making it over the 500k line.
The Colin Firth and Stanely Tucci drama which has been critically acclaimed for both direction and performance look set to finish well under £1m.
Fast 9 Is The First US Produced Movie To Hit $500m
Looking back at Fast 9, which becomes the first US-produced movie to hit $500m worldwide since 2019, it took over $30m in the US this holiday weekend.
It now stands at over $123m since its release in the US which leads to strong expectations for Disney’s Black Widow even with the Disney Plus on-demand option.
Universal dominated the weekend in the US with the debut of Boss Baby: Family Business, the animated sequel taking $16m across the weekend. The studio also released Forever Purge.
The horror film saw a $12m box office return over the weekend and an extra $3m yesterday leaving it with $16m for the past 4 days. In the US Universal took the top 3 spots respectively above and coming in at 4th was Paramount and A Quiet Place Part 2.
All eyes are now on the performance for Black Widow. The hugely delayed, anticipated and star-studded Marvel blockbuster will surely be used as the staple for if the ‘box office’ can truly return.
Whilst Fast 9 has done incredibly well, along with mentions to Godzilla vs Kong, A Quiet Place Part 2 theatrical revenue and operators are still reeling from restrictions and after-effects of living within a pandemic.
With the US enjoying its highest-grossing weekend since March 2020, the UK dropping social distancing restrictions on July 19th, it bodes very well for the ‘House of Mouse’.
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