Hobbs & Shaw, the first Fast & Furious spinoff, came out swinging this weekend in first place with an estimated $60.8 million domestically. The Universal Pictures release opened in 4,253 theaters and averaged $14,296 per location. Made for $200 million, the film received an A- CinemaScore from audiences, which should mean a strong hold throughout the month of August.
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprised the roles of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw in Hobbs & Shaw, which also grossed $120 million from 63 international markets, for a worldwide opening of $180.8 million. The movie doesn’t open in China until August 23rd. The $180.8 million debut marks Universal’s fifth-highest grossing global opening ever, behind only The Fate of the Furious, Jurassic World, Furious 7, and Fifty Shades of Grey. Directed by David Leitch, the film also stars Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, and Helen Mirren.
Disney‘s The Lion King dropped a spot to second with another $38.2 million domestically this weekend and has now grossed $430.9 million after three weeks. Internationally, the film added $72 million from 53 markets and has earned $764.9 million (with $119 million coming from China), for a global total of $1.195 billion. Directed by Jon Favreau, The Lion King stars Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, and James Earl Jones.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony Pictures) earned $20 million (a 51% drop) its second weekend in the third spot and has brought in $78.8 million so far. The movie will begin its international rollout this week. Made for $90 million, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.
Sony also took fourth place with Spider-Man: Far From Home, which made $7.8 million this weekend and has grossed $360.3 million in North America after five weeks. Far From Home also added $9.5 million from 67 overseas territories and is up to $715 million internationally (with $205.2 million from China). The worldwide total is now at $1.075 billion. Made for $160 million and directed by Jon Watts, the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel stars Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, JB Smoove, Jacob Batalon, Martin Star, Marisa Tomei, and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 rounded out the top five with $7.2 million and the sequel has now reached $410.1 million domestically after seven weeks. The fourth installment also added $10.2 million internationally, where it has now grossed $549.2 million, for a worldwide total of $959.3 million. Toy Story 4 was directed by Josh Cooley and features the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Annie Potts, Don Rickles, Estelle Harris, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Jeff Pidgeon, Blake Clark, Tony Hale, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and Keanu Reeves.
Also, for fans of John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (Lionsgate), the film hit some milestones this weekend. The sequel reached $170.1 million in North America and has now earned $150 million overseas, for a total of $320 million worldwide. The first film grossed $88.8 million worldwide in 2014 and the second film took in $171.5 million in 2017. Directed by Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 3 stars Keanu Reeves, Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Lance Reddick, Saïd Taghmaoui, Jerome Flynn, Jason Mantzoukas, Tobias Segal, Boban Marjanovic, Anjelica Huston, and Ian McShane.