Another weekend is behind us, and that means millions and millions of hard-earned dollars have been poured into box offices around the country, and across the globe. This weekend had some new films come out, but even their combined might doesn't seem to have drawn enough eyes away from Hobbs & Shaw. Let's take a look at the Top 4 this time (because Lion King's been out):
Coming in first place again was the Fast & Furious spin-off film, Hobbs & Shaw. The film gained $25.4 million here in the states. Not a lot by today's blockbuster standards. It's now grossed $108.5 million domestically and $332.6 million worldwide.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark came in second place with $20.8 million dollars, which is actually a bit above expectations. So that's good! The film is produced by Academy Award winning director Guillermo del Toro, so that likely has a lot to do with its success. The thing is, del Toro has one of the few behind the scenes names that carries weight in modern Hollywood. People associate his name with a creative and visually interesting vibe.
The Lion King remake brought in another $20 million, surprising nobody. It's a juggernaut. It's now the highest grossing of any of the Disney remakes. And notice how I didn't say "live-action" remakes. It's not live-action, no matter how many people seem to not understand that. It's animated, so let's give the animators and VFX artists some love!
And lastly, the fourth place finisher for the weekend was Dora and The Lost City of Gold, which brought in $17 million domestically. Not great but not terrible considering what it was made for. It does however prove that positive reviews and money correlate less and less these days. Despite not making much of a splash, it is a great choice to bring younger viewers to see (and the cast has some great names in the Latin acting community.)