Universal’s "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” easily took first place this weekend with $60.8 million.

The spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba, and Vanessa Kirby, is expected to be an even bigger draw overseas. "Hobbs & Shaw" launched internationally with $120 million for a global start of $180 million. That's impressive, although it's still got to earn back its sizable $200 million budget.

Its $60 million domestic opening weekend marks the biggest debut for Johnson and Statham outside of the "Fast & Furious” franchise.  It's also Universal’s fifth-highest grossing global launch ever, after "The Fate of the Furious," "Jurassic World," "Furious 7" and "Fifty Shades of Grey."

The film has an "A-" CinemaScore and a 90% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Margot Robbie in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sony Pictures Releasing

Quentin Tarantino’s "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" had a strong second weekend in theaters, landing in third place. The R-rated drama starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie collected $20 million,  a 51% decline from its first weekend. After 10 days, the film has made $78 million in North America.

The Lion King

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Meanwhile, "The Lion King” was No. 2 with a solid $38 million. It's the fourth Disney movie this year to cross $400 million in domestic ticket sales. With $430 million in North America and $1.19 billion internationally, "The Lion King” is now the second-biggest film of the year both domestically and globally.


In limited release, "Luce” debuted with  $132,916 from five locations. The psychological drama starring Octavia Spencer and Naomi Watts has a 94% critics' rating on Rotten Tomatoes: Audiences have so far given it a 74% rating. It boasted the highest per-screen-average of the weekend, with $26,583 per theater.

IFC Films

The period revenge thriller "The Nightingale," the second film from "The Babadook" director Jennifer Kent, debuted at 2 locations with $40,082 -- a second-best per-screen average of $20,041.

Here are the top 10 estimates for August 2-4, 2019

1. "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," $60,800,000
2. "The Lion King" (2019), $38,246,000
3. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," $20,025,000
4. "Spider-Man: Far from Home," $7,755,000
5. "Toy Story 4," $7,150,000
6. "Yesterday," $2,440,000
7. "The Farewell," $2,429,114
8. "Crawl," $2,150,000
9. "Aladdin" (2019),  $2,018,000
10. "Annabelle Comes Home," $875,000

[Via Variety]