Several new releases stumbled out of the gate this week, with “The Kitchen” and “The Art of Racing in the Rain” taking the biggest hits. Both young adult movies, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” did well this weekend, but “Hobbs & Shaw” remained at the top of the box office. These new releases get a free pass next weekend because of the light schedule, but the following weekend won’t be as easy.
Universal Pictures’ “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” repeated a win at the box office, bringing in $25.4M and raising the film’s two-week domestic total to $108.5M. David Leitch directed “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw,” which stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, Eddie Marsan, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren.
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” took second place overall, but the thriller was the top new release. The adaptation made $20.8M across 3,135 locations. André Øvredal directed “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” and the film features Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Ganzhorn.
Disney’s “The Lion King” dropped to third place this weekend, bringing in $20M across 4,200 locations. Now in its fourth week in theaters, the live-action adaptation has made over $473M domestically. Jon Favreau directed “The Lion King,” and the movie features the voice talents of Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Beyonce Knowles, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, John Oliver, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, Eric André, and Billy Eichner.
Paramount Pictures’ “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” landed in fourth place overall on the domestic charts, grossing $17M across 3,735 locations. James Bobin directed “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” and the movie stars Isabela Moner, Eugenio Derbez, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria, Adriana Barraza, Temuera Morrison, Jeff Wahlberg, Nicholas Coombe, Madeleine Madden, and Danny Trejo.
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” dropped two spots to land in fifth place. The movie made $11.6M across 3,507 locations. The film released three weeks ago, and currently sits with a $100.3M domestic total. Quentin Tarantino wrote and directed “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and the film features Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Dakota Fanning, Al Pacino, Harley Quinn Smith, Kurt Russell, Luke Perry, Emile Hirsch, Michael Madsen, and Rumer Willis.
Not making the top five this week but worth mentioning are this week’s other new releases. “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” another FOX dud that Disney acquired, only brought in $8.1M across 2,765 locations, and “The Kitchen” opened with a $5.5M debut across 2,745 theaters. “Brian Banks,” this week’s drama release, made $2.14M across 1,240 locations.
Next week’s schedule is on the lighter side, with “Angry Birds 2” opening unopposed at the box office. The following week is busier, with “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” opening against “Blinded By the Light,” “Good Boys,” and “Where’d You Go, Bernadette.”
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