'Hobbs & Shaw' finishes in first place at box office with $60 million

Jason Statham

Hobbs and Shaw BEATS Vicky Kaushal's Uri and Hrithik Roshan's Super 30 on Opening Day.

The new film in the franchise will see Lawman Luke Hobbs and outcast Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance when a cyber-genetically enhanced villain threatens the future of humanity.

Starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham, the action adventure has also driven off with $120 million internationally for a global haul of $180 million.

This is not the first time when Tamirockers or Movierulz have leaked Hollywood or any other movie on its release day. The opening of the film finds British agent Hattie (Vanessa Kirby) stealing a virus from Idris Elba's heel Brixton, but there's little context in the action-heavy sequence.

Paramount released their last Mission Impossible film at the end of the summer past year and it opened with a whopping $61 million, going on to accrue a $220 million domestically and $791 million around the world.

Hobbs & Shaw Rotten Tomatoes score now stands at 71% with 136 reviews counted. The hyperrealistic remake - directed by Jon Favreau - is the fourth Disney movie this year to cross $400 million in domestic ticket sales.

The Lion King slid to second in its third weekend with $38.2 million.

On the global front, Deadline reports the movie has clocked $27.3 million on Friday at the worldwide box office.

Fifth place goes to Toy Story 4 with an estimated $7.2 million.

At No. 7, A24's "The Farewell" added 274 locations and $2.4 million in its fourth weekend - a 60% increase - for a cumulative $6.8 million. As per Box Office India, Hobbs & Shaw collected Rs 11.75 crores on its first Saturday at the Indian box office. "It Chapter Two" scares some life into theaters in September.



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