The Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw (or Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw for the purists out there), cruised into the top spot at the box office with a $60.8M premiere. While that's nothing to scoff at (it's the sixth-best August opening on record), it also pales into comparison to the recent openings of its parent franchise where it ranks sixth out of nine (and the lowest when adjusted for inflation). Whether or not this will be enough to launch a whole new series of films featuring Johnson and Statham remains to be seen, but Hobbs & Shaw should be able to flirt with $150M total domestically by season's end.
Dropping into second place, Disney's The Lion King took in $38.2M in its third weekend. While it continues to drop at a higher rate than Beauty and the Beast, its weekday numbers are proving to be a difference maker as it sits at $430.9M total through 17 days (compared to Beauty's $393.3M). For the Fall season, the remake has a total of $79M.
In third place, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was down 51.3% in its second weekend with $20M. That's still a best for Tarantino—giving his period piece epic $78.8M through 10 days and $37.8M for the season.
In fourth place, Spider-Man: Far From Home added $7.8M in its fifth week, while Toy Story 4 rounded out the top five with a seventh-weekend take of $7.2M.