good news for movies This weekend, marked the 4th of July holiday in the United States. The success is mainly due to three Universal Studios films that occupied the top 3 at the box office: fast and furious 9 (2021), The Godfather 2: Family Business (2021) E A Night of Crime: The Frontier (2021).
The Vin Diesel-starrer action saga topped the chart with $24 million in three days. This represents a sharp drop of 65% from the previous week, although this percentage is common in larger productions, and follows the declining pattern of other films in the franchise. With $125 million in deposits in the United States, fast and furious 9 made the first film after Star Wars: The Skywalker Ascension (2019) to cross US$500 million worldwide.
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in the second place, The Godfather 2: Family Business $17.3 million was recorded in three days. This amount is far behind the original film’s $50.2 million, however, the result expected from the theaters’ recovery process and the fact that the animation premiered simultaneously on Universal’s streaming platform Peacock.
already A Night of Crime: The Frontier Started in third place with $12.8 million. The sum is modest, marking the worst opening of five horror saga movies to date. Still, done on a very low budget, it should cover all its production costs the following week and bring profits for the studio.
A Quiet Place: Part II (2021) appears at number four, amassing US$4.2 million in its sixth week, and US$257 million worldwide for an estimated budget of US$60 million. closing the top 5, Double Explosives 2 and First Lady of Crime (2021) added US$3 million to an international box office total of US$47.9 million.
Film critic since 2004, member of ABRACCINE (Brazilian Film Critics Association). Master in Film Theory from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University – Paris III. Passing by vehicles such as Adorocinema, Le Monde Diplomatique Brasil and Rua – Revista Universitaria do audiovisuals. Professor of audiovisual courses and author of articles on cinema. Editor of Papo de Cinema.