‘F9’ Puts Charge Back into Movie Theaters with $70M Opening

The ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise opened only in theaters.

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Vin Diesel, left, and Michelle Rodriguez in a scene from "F9: The Fast Saga." (Giles Keyte/Universal Pictures via AP)
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the biggest sign yet that life is left in movie theaters, “F9″ sped to a box office take of $70 million in its first weekend, the biggest pandemic-era opening for a film, according to studio estimates. The ninth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise opened only in theaters, eschewing the hybrid streaming releases of several of the year’s films, and had the widest release of any movie since the…

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