BOX OFFICE: “F9” floors it, a $68 million opening weekend

Thursday night, the tenth film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise (don’t forget “Hobbes & Shaw”) sold over $7 million in tickets.

Friday was a $30 million old fashioned blockbuster opening day.

That points to a final “F9: The Fast Saga” opening weekend tally at around $68-70 million by midnight Sunday.

Not a great film, I thought. But the fan service within makes it a genuine “Welcome back to the movies, Fam” experience. Love that about it.

So thanks to Universal for moving it around and saving it for just theaters, thanks to Vin and Michelle and Tyrese and Ludacris and the gang for giving the people what want.

Thanks to John Cena for taking a few on the chin, eh?

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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