Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, The Lion King Dominate Worldwide Weekend Box Office (Again)

The Disney remake is now the biggest animated movie of all time.

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Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, The Lion King Dominate Worldwide Weekend Box Office (Again)

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(L-R): Hobbs and Shaw, and The Lion King

Highlights
  • Hobbs and Shaw now up to $332.6 million worldwide
  • The Lion King bested Beauty and the Beast, Frozen
  • Toy Story 4 edges towards $1 billion milestone

Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw, and The Lion King were once again the winners at the worldwide box office, as the two films brought in $86.2 million (about Rs. 612 crores) and $71.4 million (about Rs. 507 crores), respectively, this past weekend. With that, the latter is now the highest-grossing Disney remake of an animated property, with a total of $1.334 billion (about Rs. 9,474 crores), besting previous leader 2017's Emma Watson-starrer Beauty and the Beast ($1.263 billion). In fact, The Lion King is now the biggest animated movie of all time, topping Frozen ($1.276 billion), and stands as the twelfth highest-grossing film of all time worldwide, edging Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($1.332 billion).

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Of the $86.2 million that Hobbs and Shaw garnered this weekend, an estimated $25.4 million (about Rs. 180 crores) was added in its home market of the US, with the rest $60.8 million (about Rs. 431 crores) coming in from all other territories. Its gross total stands at $332.6 million (about Rs. 2,362 crores). The top international markets for the Fast and Furious spin-off are the UK ($15.6 million), Russia ($14 million), Japan ($13.9 million), India ($13.8 million), and Mexico ($13 million). Thanks to that $13.8 million (about Rs. 98 crores) performance in India, Hobbs and Shaw has now crossed the all-time total of Fast & Furious 6 ($10.2 million) in the country.

Hobbs and Shaw debuted in France ($6.9 million), Italy ($2.6 million), and Belgium ($1.6 million) this week, with South Korea (August 15) and China (August 23) still on the calendar. China has been huge for the Fast and Furious franchise with the past two entries — Furious 7, and The Fate of the Furious — making nearly $400 million apiece, and it will be interesting to see where Hobbs and Shaw can go.

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Meanwhile, The Lion King made an estimated $20 million (about Rs. 142 crores) in the US this weekend, and the remaining $51.4 million (about Rs. 365 crores) from the rest of the world. Of its $1.333 billion total, the Disney remake has made $473.1 million (about Rs. 3,359 crores) in the US, and $861.5 million (about Rs. 6,118 crores) outside the US. Among the latter, the biggest international markets for The Lion King are China ($120 million), the UK ($73.9 million), France ($61.4 million), Brazil ($60.4 million) and Mexico ($49 million). In India, it has made Rs. 178.69 crores (about $25 million), per Disney India.

New markets this weekend include Japan ($9.3 million). The Lion King has yet to release in Italy (August 21).

Beyond that, Disney-Pixar's Toy Story 4 continued its pursuit of $1 billion, adding $14.1 million (about Rs. 100 crores) this weekend to take itself to $990 million (about Rs. 7,030 crores). Still to come markets include Germany (August 15), Denmark (August 29), Sweden (August 30), Finland and Norway (September 6).

And then there's Spider-Man: Far From Home, which brought in $10.6 million (about Rs. 75 crores) this past weekend to take its worldwide total to $1.097 billion (about Rs. 7,790 crores).

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Akhil Arora Akhil Arora covers entertainment for Gadgets 360, interviewing stars such as Christian Bale and Anurag Kashyap, covering series premieres, product and service launches across the globe, and looking at American blockbusters and Indian dramas from a global socio-political and feminist perspective. As a Rotten Tomatoes-certified film critic, Akhil has reviewed over 150 movies and TV shows in over half a decade at Gadgets 360. When he is not completely caught up with new film and TV releases, Akhil ...More
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