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'F9' tops North American box office with $70M

Vin Diesel's F9 is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Vin Diesel's "F9" is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

June 27 (UPI) -- The Vin Diesel-John Cena action flick, F9, is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $70 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday.

Variety said this 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.

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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.

Rounding out the top tier are The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It at No. 6 with $2.9 million, In the Heights at No. 7 with $2.2 million, Spirit Untamed at No. 8 with $1 million, 12 Mighty Orphans at No. 9 with $590,000 and Nobody at No. 10 with $560,000.

Several of the films in the Top 10 are also available on streaming platforms in a strategy to reach as many people as possible during the coronavirus pandemic, which kept many cinemas closed for nearly a year.

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Most theaters in the United States and Canada are now open.

This week's Top 10 grossed about $96 million domestically.

Last week's box office Top 10, which was led by The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, totaled about $44 million.

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