Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Idris Elba maintained their position at the top of the box office for the second week in a row with Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the newest movie from the Fast & Furious franchise added another $25.4 million for a cumulative $108.5 million. Internationally, it made $60.8 million this weekend for a global total of $332.6 million.
Either way, the Fast & Furious franchise has built its empire on colorblind casting, a move the series could teach Hollywood. Hobbs & Shaw director David Leitch says he’s committed to ensuring that there’s representation on any film he’s helming.
“Idris steps forward, he’s one of the most formidable actors on the planet,” Leitch told ESSENCE. “I want to cast him in any role—the villain or the hero, I don’t care. He’s the best at what he does. I can’t speak for Hollywood. I can speak for myself. I just want to cast the best people.”
Rounding out the box office for the week, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark debuted in second place with $20.8 million, while Disney’s The Lion King added $20 million in its fourth weekend for a cumulative $473.1 million.
The film has made $1.33 billion internationally.Share :