Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham are the protagonists of Hobbs & Shaw, the first spin-off of Fast and Furious and ready to live its first weekend in American cinemas, aiming for an opening of 57 million dollars, according to what they reported the first Friday estimates. A figure slightly below the initial forecasts.
Fast and Furious generated some 5.1 billion dollars in collections around the world since its debut in 2001. The eighth installment of the franchise, Fast & Furious 8 in 2017 had a debut of 98.7 million of dollars, reaching a total of 226 million dollars only in North America.
The third weekend with The Lion King in theaters will attest to the Disney film in second place, with $ 37 million in the collection and 430 million in its first seventeen days of programming.
The third slot should go to Quentin Tarantino’s C’era una volta a … Hollywood, with around 23 million, reaching the 80 million takings in its first ten days of programming.
Hobbs & Shaw sees Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham in those of Deckard Shaw, and Idris Elba starring in the role of the villain. In the cast also Helen Mirren, who returns in the role of Shaw’s mother.
In the film, there are cameos of two important actors while the score on Rotten Tomatoes is still around 70%.