Looking to August, the coming weekend will be the last big of the summer cash season. "The Lion King", which has now been reissued at $ 1 billion, continues to be present. "Once upon a time … in Hollywood" begins an important second weekend, and Universal broadcasts its summer toboggan "Hobbs & Shaw".
"Hobbs & Shaw" does not look like there are "Jurassic World" numbers … at least not domestically. The spin-off "Fast & Furious" is expected to open in the low $ 60-million range, with Universal targeting a domestic market of $ 57-60 million. For comparison: In 2017, "The Fate of the Angry" opened with $ 98.7 million.
But over the last eight years, starting with "Fast Five," the "Fast & Furious" series has benefited more and more from its overseas success. For "Fate of the Furious," which raised over $ 1
The global interconnectedness of the newer "F & F "Movies have allowed the series to achieve the highest levels of cultural transcendence, and Dwayne Johnson is still one of the most bankable movie stars spinoff head-on. If "Hobbs & Shaw" appears internationally near "F & F" films, especially in China, a smaller domestic opening should not be a problem.
"Hobbs & Shaw" sees former "Fast & Furious" rivals Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) have to band together to defeat a genetically enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba). David Leitch is directing a screenplay by longtime F & F writer Chris Morgan with Drew Pearce. Morgan, Johnson and Statham produce with Hiram Garcia. Vanessa Kirby and Helen Mirren also play the lead role.
In the meantime, "Once upon a time … in Hollywood" will attempt to become a blockbuster alternative in August, after earning a very solid $ 41 million opening weekend. The good news for Sony and Quentin Tarantino is that the audience was younger at the opening weekend than expected by analysts. Postrak found that nearly 60 percent of its sold tickets were aged 18 to 35. King & # 39; Remake exceeds $ 1 billion in just 19 days of release
That means it may still be a largely untapped Reserve from Gen X and Boomer moviegoers who can sustain "OUATIH" until August. However, it is not yet known if the public's word of mouth – a B on CinemaScore and a 4/5 on Postrak – and the appeal of Tarantino and stars like Leo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt will be enough to keep the movie going. Ten years ago, "Inglourious Basterds" fell 49 percent from its $ 38 million opening weekend, and a $ 20 million second weekend was set for "Once upon a time … in Hollywood."