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Challengers Can't Unseat Hobbs & Shaw

Host of new films fall short of spinoff
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 11, 2019 11:33 AM CDT
Challengers Can't Unseat Hobbs & Shaw
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Dwayne Johnson in a scene from "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw."   (Frank Masi/Universal Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – Audiences have helped the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw take another lap at No. 1, even with an onslaught of new movies this weekend. Universal Pictures estimated Sunday that Hobbs & Shaw added $25.4 million from North American theaters, the AP reports, bringing its domestic total to $108.5 million.

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Second place went to the PG-13 rated Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with a better than expected $20.8 million. Close behind in third was The Lion King with $20 million in its fifth weekend. Newcomer Dora and the Lost City of Gold placed fourth with $17 million, while the tearjerker The Art of Racing in the Rain opened in sixth to $8.1 million. The Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish mob pic The Kitchen flopped, coming in seventh with $5.5 million.

(Read more box office stories.)

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