‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ To Begin Journey With Around $60M – Early B.O. Projection

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‘Fast & Furious’ Spinoff ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ To Begin Journey With Around $60M – Early B.O. Projection
Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw landed on tracking this morning and the expectation is that the film will make between $55M-$65M. The Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham pic opens on Aug. 2 largely around the world in 64 markets with China coming later on Aug. 23.

Some factors to consider here about the $200M-plus movie: First, it’s a spinoff, hence the lower than typical $97M-plus openings of the last two Fast & Furious movies. Even though Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home exceeded its B.O. targets with a 6-day of $185M, there’s still a concern in the distribution/exhibition sphere that we’re in a funky stateside market. Many still wonder whether Disney’s The Lion King will set a July opening record north of $169M+. At the high-end of this early Am projection, Hobbs & Shaw‘s domestic debut would be under such August starts as
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