Fast & Furious 9 (‘F9’) tops North American box office with $70M this weekend

Fast and Furious 9 (“F9″), was the No. 1 movie in North America over the weeekend, earning $70 million in receipts.  Variety said that F9 was the biggest premiere of any movie in the United States and Canada since 2019’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker debuted with $177.4 million.

Coming in at No. 2 this weekend with $6.2 million is A Quiet Place Part II, followed by The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard at No. 3 with $4.88 million, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway at No. 4 with $4.85 million and Cruella at No. 5 with $3.7 million.  Several of the films in the Top 10 are also available on streaming platforms, in order to reach as many people as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, which kept many cinemas closed for nearly a year.

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