Monday, 19 August, 2019

Hobbs & Shaw Remains #1, Scary Stories Exceeds Expectations

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That was a drop-off from the previous weekend's US$60 million, but was enough to keep the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham action film ahead of new Lionsgate release Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, which placed second with US$20.8 million for the three-day weekend.

Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw has completed six days in theatres, and it is not having a great run so far.

Even though Hobbes and Shaw was the victor, other movies such as Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark came in at #2 with a $20.8 million from approximately 3,135 theaters. Internationally the film brought in $60.8 million for an global total of $224 million and a worldwide total of $332 million.

'The filmmakers and the team at CBS Films are thrilled that moviegoers are embracing the world of Scary Stories, ' Guillermo said in a statementon Sunday.

Scary Stories exceeded expectations at the box office, however, it was the only one to do so at the theaters this weekend.

Paramount Pictures' Dora and the Lost City of Gold, the live-action adaptation of the children's TV series, opened in fourth place, bringing in an estimated $17 million.

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Michelle Rodriguez, the actress who played Letty Ortiz in the film series also got real about her frustration on Twitter, saying that the spin-off should have brought justice to the death of the Han character.

Quentin Tarantino's latest film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood fell into fifth place, with another $11.6 million domestically, crossing the $100 million mark domestically, making it his fourth film to gross that threshold (Django Unchained, Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction).

Down the chart, the weekend's other major releases, The Art of Racing in the Rain and The Kitchen, came in sixth and seventh, respectively, while the BTS documentary Bring The Soul: The Movie landed inside the top 10, a testament to the K-pop boy band's continuing explosion. According to Variety, The Kitchen earned just $5.5 million.

The original Lion King was released in 2009.

Overall box office is down 6.3 percent year-to-date, according to Comscore.

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