Magazine article Screen International

'Hobbs & Shaw' Nears $700M at Global Box Office after Dominant Weekend Session

Magazine article Screen International

'Hobbs & Shaw' Nears $700M at Global Box Office after Dominant Weekend Session

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Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood crosses $150m at international box office.

Universal’s Fast franchise spin-off Hobbs & Shaw was in dominant mood again, beating the Hollywood competition to deliver an estimated $45.4m weekend worldwide box office and propel the running total to $684.2m.

If numbers are accurate, Hobbs & Shaw will become the only film so far this year to hold the global number one position for four weeks – overtaking Avengers: Endgame, and Spider-Man: Far From Home and Captain Marvel on three.

Disney’s The Lion King climbed to $1.562bn at the global box office and has overtaken Furious 7 and The Avengers to rank as the seventh highest global release in history.

Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood bucked a trend of mediocre debuts in Japan for Quentin Tarantino to deliver $2.7m as the international running total crossed $150m.

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Some $39.1m of Hobbs & Shaw’s session came from international markets to ensure it swept past $500m to reach $525.3m. This was powered by a $27.9m second weekend in China, where the film ranks second and the tally stands at $166m.

These are impressive results for a spin-off. The action thriller starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba and Vanessa Kirby grossed $1.9m for $25.1m in the third weekend in South Korea, $1.3m for $17.9m in the fourth in France, and $752,000 for $22.8m in the fifth in the UK. The tentpole arrived in third place in Greece on $323,000.

Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life Of Pets 2 brought in a further $3.9m internationally for $263.3m, and stands at $420.9m worldwide. The top holdover was France, where $1.1m in the fifth session boosted the tally to $13.8m. Japan has produced $19.1m after six, Mexico $14.1m after four, and the UK $10.2m after four.

Comedy Good Boys grossed $2.7m and climbed to an early $11.7m. So far it has grossed $3m in the UK after three sessions, $1.9m in Germany after two, and $1.3m in Spain after two. Danny Boyle’s fantasy romance Yesterday stands at $61.2m internationally and $134.3m worldwide, and opened at number three in both Mexico and Brazil on $896,000 and $851,000, respectively.

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Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood grossed $21.6m from 60 markets to boost the international running total to $152.7m, while the worldwide number has reached $284m. The film delivered an excellent result in Japan, bucking the trend of recent Tarantino debuts there, as it earned $2.7m to triple the debut of Django Unchained and come in 70% ahead of Inglourious Basterds. The UK remains the top market on $20.1m, followed by Russia on $17m, France on $15.6m, Germany on $12. …

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