Hobbs & Shaw held off all of the new releases that opened over the weekend to stay on the top of the box office while Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark did the best of those aforementioned new releases.
Hobbs & Shaw dominated the first weekend of August, but it was only a middle of the road opening for the Fast & Furious franchise and below all the Fast movies since Fast Five.
The Lion King remained on top of the box office for its second weekend out but had the biggest drop from the opening weekend for the recent Disney remakes while Tarantino had his biggest opening ever with Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
The Lion King dominated the box office, shattering all kinds of records, including biggest July opening of all time and the widest release ever while Avengers: Endgame finally toppled Avatar and is now the highest-grossing film of all time.
Spider-Man: Far From Home remained at the top of the box office for another weekend, putting it just shy of $850 million worldwide for two weeks out while Crawl defeated Stuber in the battle of the R rated new releases.
Spider-Man ably followed up the juggernaut that was Avengers: Endgame with a record-shattering six-day opening over the July 4th holiday weekend while Midsommar opened to around half as much as Ari Aster’s last film, Hereditary.
Toy Story 4 stayed on top of the box office for another weekend while Annabelle Comes Home had the lowest opening for The Conjuring Universe and Danny Boyle had his highest opening ever with Yesterday.
Toy Story 4 opened with the highest opening ever for the series but did not meet Disney’s absurdly inflated expectations while the new Child’s Play also did not meet its modest expectations and Luc Besson’s latest didn’t even open in the top 10.
Men in Black: International was at the top of the box office but it was another weekend of new entries in established franchise vastly underperforming compared to their predecessors while Dark Phoenix continues to fall off a cliff and dropped almost 75% from last weekend.
Another weekend of underperformance as Secret Life of Pets 2, despite taking the top spot, was nowhere near the opening of its predecessor while Dark Phoenix ended the Fox X-Men franchise with its lowest opening ever.