"Hobbs & Shaw" slams box office second week in a row


Hobbs & Shaw held onto the #1 spot at the domestic box office, but dropping 57.7% and bringing in $25.4 million for a U.S. total of $108.5 million. Following nine days in the theaters, the action movie has earned $224 million overseas as well as $108 million in North American theaters.

Either way, the Fast & Furious franchise has built its empire on colorblind casting, a move the series could teach Hollywood.

However, fellow "Fast & Furious" co-star Tyrese Gibson expressed his respect towards Dwayne in his Instagram post, defending him saying that the 47-year-old actor has been working hard fighting for the movies and the characters in it for a very long time.

In the number two slot, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark scared up a $20.8 million debut. Lionsgate distributed the Guillermo del Toro-produced horror movie which was expected to open in the mid-teens.

Close behind in third was The Lion King with $20 million in its fifth weekend in theaters. Internationally, it made $60.8 million this weekend for a global total of $332.6 million. The film has just passed Star Wars: The Last Jedi worldwide, making it the #12 highest grossing movie of all time, and putting it in a prime position to crack the top 10 highest grossing movies ever.

Newcomer Dora And The Lost City Of Gold, from Paramount Pictures, found a healthy audience too, earning an estimated $17 million for fourth place. 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.

The crowded field made it tougher for the other new releases, including The Art of Racing in the Rain from Disney's Fox division, The Kitchen from AT&T Inc.'s Warner Bros., and Bleecker Street Media's Brian Banks.

And the '70s-set McCarthy and Haddish crime thriller "The Kitchen" flopped in seventh with only $5.5 million.

The movie cost $50 million to produce.