The new Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, left Disney’s The Lion King in its dust this weekend as it sped to a first place finish at the weekend box office. The action-film starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham revved up $60.8 million over the three day weekend. The showing was strong, as both fans and critics found the film fun and exciting. The ninth film in the Fast & Furious franchise proves that this “universe” of films is still popular with fans, and more stories are to be expected in the future.
The Lion King abdicated the throne this week after two straight weeks at No. 1. The Disney hyper-realistic CGI remake roared up another $38.2 million, bringing its three week domestic total to $430.8 million and it has already crossed the billion dollar mark, making this version of the story the highest grossing of the two. Expect this king to linger in the top five for a few more weeks.
In third place was Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, which brought in just over $20 million in its second week of release. The ninth and supposedly penultimate film from the celebrated director has grossed $78.8 million during its short run.
Spider-Man: Far From Home continued to spin its web with audiences as it landed in fourth place at the weekend box office. The MCU film from Sony made another $7.9 million, and it too has crossed the billion dollar mark worldwide.
Rounding out the top five is Disney’s Toy Story 4, which found another $7.3 million in Woody’s boot. The animated sequel is still going strong, now in its seventh week of release.
Here are the top 10 films at the weekend box office for August 2-4, according to Box Office Mojo. Note, these numbers are actuals.
- Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Universal – $60,038,950
- The Lion King – Disney – $38,520,022
- Once Upon A Time In Hollywood – Sony – $20,010,534
- Spider-Man: Far From Home – Sony – $7,904,057
- Toy Story 4 – Disney – $7,349,131
- Yesterday – Universal – $2,468,080
- The Farewell – A24 – $2,412,503
- Crawl – Paramount – $2,186,316
- Aladdin – Disney – $2,125,485
- Annabelle Comes Home – Warner Bros. – $878,234
Next week’s releases feature a unique mix of films, including Melissa McCarthy in a drama in The Kitchen, Milo Ventimiglia and a dog in the Art of Racing in the Rain, and the live action film based on the popular Dora the Explorer, Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Horror fans can look forward to Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, and fans of true stories can look forward to Brian Banks.
Check back next week and find out which film will win the Weekend Box Office for August 9-11.