“Hobbs & Shaw” Heading To The Top Of The Box Office

How do you revive a series that was teetering on the brink of repetitive garbage? Well according to the new spin-off of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, you get rid of the man who made the franchise so popular and replace him with the unlikely duo of Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson. Who would’ve suspected that this film would have such an amazing opening that it knocked “The Lion King” down from its pedestal.

Putting the pedal to the medal, this film raised around $180.8 million within its worldwide debut and that includes the $60.8 million domestically. Ever since its debut this film has been racing to the top and even managed to beat out Disney’s newest remake “The Lion King” which has been sitting at the top number 1 spot for nearly two weeks now.

Of course the series is known for being a successful one, even if you think the films are bad and boring, the series is one that Universal Pictures can count on to make them money. Aiming to gross the most amount of money worldwide rather than domestically, Universal gets most of their money from China where the films seem to do their best. “Hobbs & Shaw” has the smallest domestic debut of the franchise since 2006 when “Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift” debuted. And as long as these films keep entertaining someone, they will keep making them.