Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” took the No. 1 at the domestic box office with a projected $60 million opening weekend, after earning $23.7 million in Friday ticket sales. The film overtook previous top earners “The Lion King” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” this weekend.
The $60 million opening marks one of the lowest openings for a “Fast & Furious” film. However the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spinoff has fared even better overseas, taking in $90 million in Friday ticket sales for a projected $120 million global total come Sunday. That would mark the biggest global opening for either of the film’s stars outside of the original “Fast and Furious” franchise.
Coming in at No. 2 is “The Lion King,” takingin another $11 million on Friday and is eyeing a $37.8 million weekend finish. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” earned another $5.6 million in Friday domestic ticket sales for a projected $19.3 million weekend finish. If estimates hold, the film should end up with about $78 million after ten days in theaters. Rounding out the top five is “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Toy Story 4.”
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