Battle at the Box Office 8/12
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw remained on top of the box office for its second weekend out, holding off all of the weekend’s new releases.
Hobbs & Shaw took in another $25.4 million, bringing it to just over $108 million domestic. That’s a drop of 57% from last week’s opening. Worldwide, the movie has made $331.9 million so far and it has not opened yet in China, it will open there on August 23rd.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark did the best of the new releases, making $20.8 million for second place. It’s just short of being the highest opening ever for CBS Films, getting beat by The Woman in Black by $74,072. It was also about $3 million less than the opening of the first Goosebumps movie.
The Lion King dropped to third with $20 million, bringing it to over $473 million domestic and it’s made over $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the 12th highest-grossing film worldwide of all time.
Dora and The Lost City of Gold and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood rounded out the top 5. Dora opened with $17 million with another $2 million internationally, for a global total so far of $19 million. Compared to other cartoon to live-action adaptations, Dora is sitting between Smurfs 2 and Casper.
The Art of Racing the Rain opened in sixth place with $8.1 million. That’s slightly above A Dog’s Journey, which opened with $8 million in May but nowhere near the opening of the movie referenced on the poster, Marley & Me, which made $36 million for its opening back in 2008.
The Kitchen opened in seventh with $5.5 million. That was way below expectations and it was also the worst-reviewed movie of the new releases. It’s the worst wide opening ever for Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish and the second-lowest wide release ever for Elisabeth Moss. As far as comic book adaptations, it’s opening puts it between Superman IV: The Quest for Peace and Jonah Hex.
Tenth place went to Bring the Soul, a documentary about Korean pop sensation BTS, which made $2.3 million in 873 theaters.
Outside the top ten, Brian Banks opened to 12th place with $2.1 million in 1,240 theaters.
The Per Theater average went to The Peanut Butter Falcon, a new Shia LaBoeuf drama, which made $12,073 in each of the 17 theaters it opened in.
I’m like the J. Jonah Jameson of Everything Action, writing and editing and constantly demanding pictures of Spider-Man.