Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ No. 1 With $25M; ‘Scary Stories’ Debuts With $21M

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Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw stayed atop the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, revving past no fewer than five new films to gross $25.4 million and cross the $100 million mark domestically.

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Overseas, Universal’s big-budget action pic took in another $60.8 million for a worldwide total of $332.6 million, including a foreign cume of $224.1 million. The franchise has always done far bigger business internationally, and Hobbs & Shaw is no exception.

 

Of the new entries, CBS Films, eOne’s and Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark  was the only one to overperform as it placed second after earning $20.8 million.

 

André Ovredal directed the adaptation of the best-selling children’s horror book series by Alvin Schwartz, with Guillermo del Toro producing and co-writing. It earned a C CinemaScore, not uncommon for the horror genre.

 

“The filmmakers and the team at CBS Films are thrilled that moviegoers are embracing the world of Scary Stories. It’s particularly satisfying to see families experiencing the fun of the movie together,” del Toro said in a statement.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:    CBS; Universal Pictures
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