Five new wide releases entered the top 10 this weekend, but they could not bring down Hobbs & Shaw (Universal Pictures), which kept the No. 1 spot at the box office for a second straight weekend. The Fast & Furious spinoff added $25.4 million domestically and is up to $108.5 million in North America, while the movie made another $60.8 million from 66 international markets and has reached $224.1 million overseas (with China yet to come). That puts the movie at a global total of $332.6 million. Made for $200 million, the David Leitch-directed film stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Vanessa Kirby, Idris Elba, and Helen Mirren.
Opening in second place was CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which over-performed with $20.8 million from 3,135 theaters, an average of $6,635 per theater. Guillermo del Toro, who produced the film and co-wrote the screen story, commented on the opening: “The filmmakers and the team at CBS Films are thrilled that moviegoers are embracing the world of Scary Stories. It’s particularly satisfying to see families experiencing the fun of the movie together.” Directed by André Øvredal, the adaptation of the Alvin Schwartz book series stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn. It received a C CinemaScore from audiences.
Disney’s The Lion King dropped a spot to third with $20 million and has grossed $473.1 million domestically after four weeks. The film also brought in $51.4 million from 54 international markets and is at $861.5 million overseas, for a worldwide total of $1.335 billion. It has surpassed Beauty and the Beast ($1.264 billion) to become the highest-grossing Disney live-action release of all time. 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.
Exploring its way to fourth place was Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which debuted with $17 million from 3,735 theaters, an average of $4,552 per location. Internationally, the live-action adaptation of the animated series made $2.5 million from 11 markets. Made for $49 million, the film received an A CinemaScore. James Bobin directed the movie, starring Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Adriana Barraza, Temuera Morrison, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and Danny Trejo.
Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood (Sony Pictures) rounded out the top five with $11.6 million to take its three-week total to $100.3 million. The also debuted at No. 1 in Russia, its first overseas market, this weekend with $7.7 million. Made for $90 million, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, and Al Pacino.
In sixth place, Disney’s 20th Century Fox release The Art of Racing in the Rain debuted with $8.1 million from 2,765 theaters, an average of $2,929. Based on the bestselling novel by Garth Stein, the film also grossed $1.1 million overseas. Directed by Simon Curtis, the movie received an A- CinemaScore and stars Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, Gary Cole, Kathy Baker, Ryan Keira Armstrong and Martin Donovan, with the voice of Enzo provided by Kevin Costner.
New Line Cinema’s comic book adaptation The Kitchen, starring Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, and Elisabeth Moss, managed to bring in just $5.5 million from 2,745 theaters, good for the seventh spot. The film averaged $2,007 per theaters and received a B- CinemaScore. Written and directed by Andrea Berloff, The Kitchen also stars Domhnall Gleeson, James Badge Dale, Brian d’Arcy James, Margo Martindale, Common, and Bill Camp.
Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home added $5.3 million domestically in eighth place and has now earned $370.9 million after six weeks. Likewise, the film added $5.3 million internationally and is now up to $726 million, for a worldwide total of $1.097 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.
Still in the top 10 after eight weeks, Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 grossed $4.4 million in ninth and has now collected $419 million. The fourth installment also added $9.7 million internationally, where it has now earned $570.4 million, for a worldwide total of $990 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.
And tenth place at the domestic box office belonged to Bring the Soul: The Movie (Trafalgar Releasing), which earned $2.3 million from 873 theaters, an average of $2,631. The new film from global superstars BTS finds the band at the end of their Love Yourself tour in Europe. It was directed by Park Jun Soo.
Speaking of BTS, their manager BigHit Entertainment announced today that the group will be taking “extended period of rest and relaxation” after today. You can read the tweet below.
[공지] 방탄소년단 공식 장기 휴가 알림 (+ENG) pic.twitter.com/fV4Aw5UNY4
— BigHit Entertainment (@BigHitEnt) August 11, 2019