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‘Hobbs & Shaw’ loses speed but still leads box office

Universal Pictures’ Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw slowed a bit but clung to the top spot in North American theaters this weekend, taking in an estimated $25.4 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

‘Hobbs & Shaw’ loses speed but still leads box office
Dwayne Johnson (left) and Jason Statham arrive at the July 13 premiere in Hollywood of Universal Pictures' 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw'
That was a drop-off from the previous weekend’s $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 $20.8 million for the three-day weekend.

Scary Stories, based on the children’s horror books, was produced by actor Guillermo del Toro. It stars Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, and Gabriel Rush in a story about small-town teenagers who are tormented by a book they removed from a haunted house in 1968.

In third place, in its fourth week out, was Disney’s The Lion King, at $20 million. The remake of the popular 1994 film has an all-star voice cast including Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Fourth spot went to new Paramount comedy Dora & the Lost City of Gold, at $17 million, while placing fifth, in its second week out, was Sony’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, at $11.6 million. 

Topics: Universal Pictures ,  Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw , Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson ,  Jason Statham
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