Weekend Box Office: Hobbs and Shaw Takes First Place

The Lion King loses its roar.

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw opened at $60 million in the US and $120 million worldwide, bringing it to an impressive total of $180,000,000. With a budget of $200 million, this action flick is certain to make a good profit and confirms a successful future for the franchise.

Despite being demoted to the number 2 slot, The Lion King’s 3rd weekend was successful with $38 million in the US, which brings its worldwide total to $1,195,000,000. Therefore, this remake has become the fourth Disney film to reach the billion landmark this year; Toy Story 4 is close at $959 million and will likely become the fifth in the coming weeks. The impressive performances of both The Lion King and Aladdin must be reassuring to Disney and evidence that audiences aren’t tired of the new live action remake era just yet, after Dumbo was a disappointment with only $352 million globally.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood takes 3rd position with the highest drop in the top 10 at 51%. Tarantino’s latest release took in $20 million this weekend, meaning it is likely to pass $100 million at the US box office soon to become the fourth film by the famous director to do so. The film’s strong opening of $41 million in the US last week gives cinephiles hope that it is not only superhero flicks and franchises that can be successful.

The Farewell had an excellent 60% increase this weekend and has made a total of nearly $7 million in the US, proving that the slow and steady approach A24 has taken with its release was a good move.

Next week, Dora and the Lost City of Gold opens and is predicted to make $28 million in the US, while Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss crime thriller The Kitchen should take in $11.5 million.

All figures in this article have been taken from Box Office Mojo.

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