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|August 24, 2019|
Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ beats ‘Scary Stories’
HOLLYWOOD - Despite plenty of new nationwide offerings, Universal’s blockbuster “Hobbs & Shaw” pulled ahead of the competition to maintain its reign at the domestic box office this week.
The “Fast & Furious” spinoff stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
Though “Hobbs & Shaw” retained the box office crown, CBS Films, eOne and Lionsgate’s “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” came within striking distance, debuting at No. 2.
“Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” was the only wide release to beat expectations. Four other films opened nationwide this week with mixed to disappointing results.
With audiences largely ignoring new films, Disney’s “The Lion King” secured third place.
Sony and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” rounded out the top five.
Story Date: August 17, 2019