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Hobbs & Shaw outmuscles box office competition in second weekend

Hobbs & Shaw outmuscles box office competition in second weekend

Hobbs & Shaw held onto the #1 spot at the domestic box office, but dropping 57.7% and bringing in $25.4 million for a USA total of $108.5 million. According to estimates from Universal Pictures, the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham action flick fell 58 per cent from its first weekend but added US$25.4 million (S$35.2 million) from North American theatres. The live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon kids' program "Dora the Explorer" features Isabela Moner, who became a bona fide movie star with 2017's "Transformers: The Last Knight".

In third place, in its fourth week out, was Disney's "The Lion King", at $20 million.

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.

Even though Hobbes and Shaw was the victor, other movies such as Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark came in at #2 with a $20.8 million from approximately 3,135 theaters.

Although fans reported to be underwhelmed, the second place movie was PG-13 horror film "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, " produced by Guillermo del Toro, coming in with $20.8 million on its opening weekend, according to USA Today.

Liverpool's Van Dijk backs Adrian to cover for injured Alisson
Klopp opted against strengthening this summer as his side chase a first ever PL crown this season. The Merseysiders clinched a sixth European crown and finished runners-up in the Premier League .

Disney's latest release of a 20th Century Fox film debuted with The Art of Racing in the Rain opened with $8.1 million domestically.

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"The Kitchen" also flopped with only $5.5 million, coming in at seventh place and it seems like critics agreed. But critics were not impressed: The film now has a dismal 20% on Rotten Tomatoes and audiences also largely stayed away.

"Audiences are confounded by the number of newcomers", Dergarabedian said. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.


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