Hobbs & Shaw: Fast & Furious Presents Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham

Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” occupies the No. 1 at the domestic box office with a projected $60 million opening weekend.

After earning $23.7 million in Friday ticket sales, the film is now on par with early estimates, placing it above weekend holdovers “The Lion King” and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” A $60 million opening does mark one of the lowest starts for a “Fast & Furious” entry; however it would be the biggest opening for a domestic film this summer outside of Disney and Marvel, overtaking “John Wick: Chapter 3,” which opened with $56.8 million.

The Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham spinoff has fared even better overseas, taking in $90 million in Friday ticket sales for a projected $120 million global total come Sunday.

If estimates hold, the film will open at No. 1 in 53 separate markets with an opening in China still to come. That would mark the biggest global opening for either of the film’s stars outside of the original “Fast and Furious” franchise.

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