Fast & Furious spin-off Hobbs & Shaw takes over $7m across weekend box office

After three weeks in the top spot, The Lion King has been toppled by Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, the latest movie in the Fast & Furious franchise. The movie took $7.24m across its first weekend in the Australian box office, showing across 296 screens.

The film, which is the ninth in the Fast & Furious franchise and the first spin-off, stars Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as Hobbs and Shaw, characters from the original film series, who are forced to team up against a common enemy.

The Lion King, a live-action remake of the 1994 animated classic, still took a further $6.33m across 604 screens for its fourth weekend, adding to a total of $49.7m at the Australian box office.

Spider-Man: Far From Home took the third spot, with its sixth week delivering $667,486 across 339 screens for a rolling total of $36.18m, while Toy Story 4 added $510,083 to its total of $39.92m.

Beatles-themed comedy Yesterday held onto fifth spot, sitting above The Keeper and Chal Mera Putt. They were followed by The Secret Life of Pets 2, which took a further $162,039 for its seventh week.

French thriller Who You Think I Am, starring Juliette Binoche and directed by Safy Nebbou, brought in $129,518 across just 19 screens for its first weekend, and Universal’s The White Crow held 10th spot with a total of $102,220 for the week.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Fast & Furious: Hobbs And Shaw (Universal) $7,239,135 296 $7,239,135
The Lion King (2019) (Disney) $6,328,015 604 $49,735,363
Spider-man: Far From Home (Sony) $667,486 339 $36,201,851
Toy Story 4 (Disney) $510,083 234 $40,405,730
Yesterday (Universal) $431,034 243 $12,786,701
The Keeper (Icon) $222,374 101 $619,792
Chal Mera Putt (Mindblowing Films) $212,496 41 $749,803
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (Universal) $162,039 192 $18,284,841
Who You Think I Am (Palace) $129,518 19 $335,584
The White Crow (Universal) $102,220 64 $672,725
Apollo 11 (Madman) $97,646 90 $1,037,558
Rocketman (Paramount) $89,600 88 $19,982,357
Aladdin (live Action) (Disney) $88,893 124 $35,016,839
Annabelle Comes Home (Wb) $88,113 83 $5,976,644
The Bravest (Sony) $85,941 23 $85,941
Diego Maradona (Roadshow) $62,523 51 $244,070
Camino Skies (Limelight) $62,161 19 $73,311
Parasite (Madman) $61,839 36 $1,409,852
The Public (Rialto) $59,308 57 $61,414
Ardaas Karaan (Forum Films) $57,188 20 $760,805

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