‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Holds on to the Top Spot, ‘Scary Stories…’ Delivers a Solid Debut

While there were a host of new releases at the box office this weekend, none of them were able to take down the Rock N Statham Connection.

Hobbs and Shaw held on to the top spot for a second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $24 million and raising its two-week total to $108 million. It’s not a particularly great total, mind you, especially for a film that cost upwards of $200 to make. Hobbs and Shaw has made a worldwide total of $332 million so far, but its going to really have to rely on those overseas numbers to make it a viable franchise going forward.

Debuting in second place with $20.8 million was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. While that may not look like a big number, it is keeping in line with typical horror fare that doesn’t come out guns a-blazing. It will be interesting to see if the film has a big drop in its second weekend, as is typically the case with genre fare, or if its literary background and strong reviews will give it some legs.

As for the rest of the top five, Disney’s The Lion King was in third place with $20 million. Dora and the Lost City of Gold debut in fourth place with $17 million, while Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood closed things out in fifth place with $11.6 million, as it crossed the $100 million mark.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Hobbs and Shaw – $31 million
2) Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $27 million
3) Disney’s The Lion King – $21 million
4) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $17 million
5) Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood – $14 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Hobbs and Shaw – $24 million
2) Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – $20.8 million
3) Disney’s The Lion King – $20 million
4) Dora and the Lost City of Gold – $17 million
5) Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood – $11 million

Next weekend sees the release of The Angry Birds Movie 2, Blinded By The Light, 47 Meters Below: Uncaged, Good Boys and Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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