Movies Are Back: 'F9' Makes Big Splash At Weekend Box Office

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The latest installment of the “Fast and Furious'' film saga made a big-time debut over the weekend, signaling a major returnfor a movie theater industry that ground to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“F9: The Fast Saga'' opened with $70 million at North American theaters, the biggest opening weekend for any film since the pandemic began, according to box-office tracker Comscore. That was well above the $48.3 million opening enjoyed by “A Quiet Place Part II'' over Memorial Day weekend.

“A Quiet Place,'' however, continues to draw crowds at theaters, collecting another $6.2 million over the weekend to take second place. The film has earned nearly $136.4 million in its five weeks of release.

The action-comedy “The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard'' placed third over the weekend with $4.85 million, followed by “Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway'' with $4.8 million and “Cruella'' with $3.8 million.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases were “The Conjuring 3: The Devil Made Me Do It'' ($3 million); “In the Heights'' ($2.2 million); “Spirit Untamed'' ($1.1 million); “12 Mighty Orphans'' ($555,445); and “Werewolves Within'' ($250,811).

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