Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. WOW! There’s still room for growth considering the name recognition of the franchise and the popularity of the film’s two leading stars. For Johnson, this is his first leading role since last summer’s “Skyscraper,” a film that needed help from overseas markets after it only grossed $68 million domestic against a $125 million budget.
But as he returns to one of his most popular roles, Johnson’s social media prowess should After over a year out of theaters, Dwayne Johnson is returning to the box office in Universal’s “Fast & Furious” spinoff “Hobbs & Shaw,” which early box office tracking now project for a $55-65 million opening. give “Hobbs & Shaw” a marketing boost in the coming weeks.
“Fast & Furious” series is Universal’s biggest overseas moneymaker
More so than “Jurassic World,” the “Fast & Furious” series is Universal’s biggest overseas moneymaker. “The Fate of the Furious” grossed $1 billion outside the U.S. two years ago, accounting for 81% of its $1.23 billion global total. That global interest pushed “The Fate of the Furious” to a $541 million global weekend, then a box office record before the release of “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame.”
“Hobbs & Shaw” will open in China on August 23.
“Hobbs & Shaw” follows the unlikely alliance of Luke Hobbs (Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Statham), two men who fought on opposite ends of the law but now must team up to stop a cyber-enhanced terrorist (Idris Elba).
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