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Box Office Report: Get Back in the Kitchen, Hobbs and Shaw!

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | August 11, 2019 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | August 11, 2019 |

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Even with a 57% drop from its opening week, Hobbs & Shaw still managed to hold onto the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend with a $25.4 million gross. That helped the movie pass $100 million domestically and $332.6 million worldwide. This thing has a $200 million budget so it’s going to need to pull some serious tricks out of its hat to get anywhere near the same level of profits as the rest of the franchise. Can it pull it off? Eh? There’s not a massive amount of competition in its tracks for the rest of the month, so maybe?

Opening at number two was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. The long-awaited adaptation of the popular novels that ruined a generation of childhoods made around £20.8 million. That’s not much more than The Lion King, which pulled in $20 million in its fourth week of release and continues to overwhelm us all. $1.3 billion worldwide, everyone!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold did okay with $17 million, placing it at number four, but it’s doing especially well with audiences, having received an ‘A’ Cinemascore. Just avoid the creepy review. You know the one.

Not doing so hot are Fox/Disney’s The Art of Dancing in the Rain — $8.1 million at number six — and the Warner Bros. mob drama The Kitchen — $4.5 million at number seven.

K-Pop! Heard of it? It’s quite big in the USA right now, apparently, and there’s this band called BTS who I only know through scary Twitter fans. Anyway, they have a documentary called Bring the Soul: The Movie, and that made just under $2.3 million from 873 theatres, bringing it just inside the top ten.

In other indie news, the Shia LaBeouf movie The Peanut Butter Falcon took in $205,236 from 17 theatres, while the American remake of Danish drama After the Wedding only pulled in $57,124 from five theatres. See, no Mads Mikkelsen. That’s where they went wrong.

This coming week sees the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2, Blinded By the Light, Where’d You Go, Bernadette, and 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.

You can check out the rest of the weekend box office here.

What films did you watch this weekend? Let us know in the comments.

Kayleigh is a features writer and editor for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.

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