BOX OFFICE: “Black Widow” breaks $80 million, “Quiet Place 2” clears the $150 million mark

A $39 million+ Friday (and Thursday night $13.2 million) makes ScarJo the Queen of the post-pandemic box office. “Black Widow” is rolling in the cash, racking up one of the best July opening weekends ever — well, top ten best. $80 million? Not too shabby.

“A Quiet Place 2” continues to roll in the dough, becoming the first pandemic era release to crack the $150 million mark (adding $ million this weekend), all-in. And summer isn’t over yet.

“Widow” did twice the Thursday night business that “F9” managed, proving that this superhero “family” trumps the tuner/heist team “fam” when all is said and done.

“F9,” the tenth film in Universal’s Chrysler/Dodge centric carverse, added another $10.8 million this weekend. It will be over $150 million by next weekend ($141 as of Sunday night).

“Boss Baby” is over $34.7 thanks to another $8.7 million this weekend.

“The Forever Purge” is headed toward black ink, another $6.7 million, over $27 million all in.

“Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard” is winding up its run, clearing $1.6 this weekend. It’s over $375 overall, and will leave theaters with about $40 million in the bank.

“Peter Rabbit 2” managed another $1.25 million. It’s over $37 and will also finish its run at $40.

“Summertime” did little ($200k) in limited release. “Zola” deserves better than the $600K it managed ($3.5 million total, per Exhibitor Relations).

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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