“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” raced to the finish line with a $60.3-million domestic opening weekend, easily taking the #1 spot at the weekend box office.
As Variety reports, the spinoff of the blockbuster “Fast & Furious” franchise also brought in an additional $120 million overseas to deliver $180 million worldwide in its first weekend of release.
“We’re very thrilled with the global release, a tremendous start with a big market like China still to come,” Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution, told Variety, which notes that the assorted “Fast & Furious” films have brought in more than $5 billion to date.
The second and third spots were filled by, respectively, “The Lion King” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, with Disney’s remake of its animated classic adding $38.2 million to its domestic box office in its third week of release, while the latest from director Quentin Tarantino brought in $20 million in its second weekend.
“Spider-Man: Far From Home” captured fourth place with a domestic take of $7.7 million, while “Toy Story 4” brought in $7.2 million to take the fifth-place spot.