Top 10 movies of the weekend: Hobbs and Shaw aren’t afraid of Scary Stories

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, Image courtesy of CBS Films via EPK.TV
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark movie, Image courtesy of CBS Films via EPK.TV /

A new set of movies premiered over the weekend, but Hobbs & Shaw aren’t afraid of a few Scary Stories. Here are the top ten movies at the box office right now!

Box Office Mojo has released the weekend numbers to reflect the top ten movies of the weekend. What did you watch in theaters? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, The Art of Racing in the Rain, The Kitchen, Dora And the Lost City of Gold, and Bring the Soul: The Movie, all entered the box office, but Hobbs & Shaw paid no mind to the added noise.

Despite all the brand-new additions at the box office, the top 10 are rather quiet. August is, after all, one of the slowest months for movies. Needless to say, because of this, Hobbs & Shaw‘s win isn’t necessarily anything that’s record-breaking, it’s just the most popular with the biggest stars attached to it.

Hobbs & Shaw adds $25.4 million, now with a worldwide total of $332.6 million. It has crossed its reported $200 million budget. From the franchise, it’ll likely break in at No. 5, but won’t land any higher than that, placing it behind, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6, The Fate of the Furious, and No.1 Furious 7. 

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Following behind is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark with $20.8 million. From the new set of movies Dora and the Lost City of Gold can be found at No. 4 with $17 million, while The Art of Racing in the Rain brings in $8.1 million for No. 6.

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I did expect Dora to perform better, being based on such a popular cartoon, but The Lion King proudly defends its spot. The Kitchen cooks up $5.5 million, settling for No. 7, and Bring the Soul: The Movie, barely makes it to No. 10 with $2.2 million.

Here are the top 10 movies of the weekend from Friday, Aug. 9, to Sunday, Aug. 11: 

  1. Hobbs & Shaw: $25.4 million
  2. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: $20.8 million
  3. The Lion King: $20 million
  4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold: $17 million
  5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: $11.6 million
  6. The Art of Racing in the Rain: $8.1 million
  7. The Kitchen: 5.5 million
  8. Spider-Man: Far From Home: $5.3 million
  9. Toy Story 4: $4.4 million
  10. Bring the Soul: The Movie: $2.2 million

Opening this coming weekend: Where’d You Go, Bernadette, Good Boys, The Angry Birds Movie 2, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, and Blinded by the Light. What will you be watching? A new debut, something already playing in theaters or, perhaps, a double feature?

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Which movie do you believe will take down Hobbs & Shaw this slow summer? With students returning to school this week and many summer vacations coming to a close, moviegoers will more likely be found going to theaters.