Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Heading for $57 Million Opening Weekend

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Heading for $57 Million Opening Weekend
Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are showing solid drawing power as “Hobbs & Shaw” heads for about $57 million in its opening weekend in North America, early estimates showed Friday.

That’s slightly below forecasts, which had been in the $60 million range for the first spinoff from the Fast & Furious universe, which has generated $5.1 billion in worldwide grosses since its launch in 2001. The eighth installment in the franchise, “The Fate of the Furious,” debuted with $98.7 million domestically on April 14-16 on its way to a $226 million North American total.

The third weekend of “The Lion King,” the latest Disney blockbuster, will finish second at about $37 million with about $430 million in its first 17 days — placing the reboot as the 21st highest domestic performers of all time as it passes “Captain Marvel” and “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”

Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” should take the third slot at around $23 million,
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