According to a report from Variety, even though Hobbs and Shaw was up against several other movies this past weekend, it still reigned supreme at the domestic box offices. The spin-off of the Fast and The Furious movies, starring Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson, earned $25.4 million during its second week.
The film decreased by 58% at the box office since the first week, however, such numbers are typical for the second weekend. Following nine days in the theaters, the action movie has earned $224 million overseas as well as $108 million in North American theaters.
Even though Hobbes and Shaw was the winner, 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. Scary Stories exceeded expectations at the box office, however, it was the only one to do so at the theaters this weekend.
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Dora and the Lost City Of Gold didn’t perform up to standards at the box office. Catering to the younger female demographic, the live-action adaption of the animated children’s show earned just $17 million across nearly 4,000 screens.
The movie cost $50 million to produce. Despite being catered toward the younger female demographic, the audience was roughly 57% women and girls, meaning that not much over half. In terms of its demographic, a disproportionate number of Hispanic people came to watch the movie.
The Kitchen, from Warner Brothers, starring Elisabeth Moss, Tiffany Haddish, and Melissa McCarthy, bombed at the box office, barely earning $6 million against a $38 million budget. According to Variety, The Kitchen earned just $5.5 million.
Interestingly, audiences seem to be ignoring brand new movies and narratives altogether, and instead, watching remakes and live-adaptions of classic series and pre-established brands, such as Disney’s The Lion King.
Thus far, The Lion King is the highest-earning live-adaption remake of a movie to date, beating out Disney’s other big blockbusters including Aladdin, and The Beauty And The Beast.