Hobbs & Shaw tops with solid $180.8 Million Worldwide Launch
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw started things off in its own style. The film has led the box office with a super solid $60.8 million domestic debut. The Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham starrer collected $120 million from international markets. Universal’s action flick is yet to open in China.
Hobbs & Shaw debuted in 4,253 theaters domestically this weekend which is the second widest release in the Fast & Furious franchise. With a strong start of $180 million worldwide, Fast and Furious spin-off is now the fifth biggest global opener ever for Universal. The film has left the $177.8 million worldwide launch of Godzilla: King of the Monsters behind.
Universal’s Hobbs & Shaw opened in Russia with an $8.1 million opening including other top markets, UK ($7.8m), Indonesia ($7.69m), India ($7.4m), Mexico ($6.96m), Japan ($6.58m), Taiwan ($6.2m), Germany ($5.45m), Australia ($4.89m), Malaysia ($4.67m) and Brazil ($3.9m).
The film will release in Belgium, France and Italy later this week. Johnson-Jason’s action film will open in Korea on August 14 and that will leave the most important international market China, it will be released there on August 23.
The Lion King slipped to the 2nd spot with a decent $38 million in 3rd weekend. This is now Disney’s fourth film to cross $400 million mark in 2019. Its total domestic earnings stand at $430 million. The Lion King added massive $72 million internationally, that cume now stands at $765 million.
Disney’s The Lion King is now the second highest grossing movie of year domestically as well as worldwide $1.195 billion. The film will be opened in Japan next weekend while in Italy on August 21.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood enjoyed solid second weekend at domestic box office. It dropped around 51% from last weekend. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie and was placed no.3 on box office charts as it brought in more $20 million. Sony’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood has earned $78 million domestically so far.
Spider-Man: Far From Home took the fourth place. It grabbed $7.7 million from North America and that total now stands at $360 million. Sony’s superhero flick collected $9.5 million from international markets and that makes a huge $715 million overseas cume and it has now made $1.08 billion globally.