“Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” has topped $700 million at the worldwide box office, thanks largely to an impressive international performance.
Universal Pictures announced the milestone Friday, noting that the spinoff action-thriller has topped the global box office for four weeks and the international box office for three weeks. “Hobbs & Shaw” is the only 2019 title to lead the global box office for four weeks, with “Captain Marvel,” “Avengers: Endgame” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home” each leading the box office for three weeks.
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The tentpole stars Dwayne Johnson as Luke Hobbs and Jason Statham as Deckard Shaw. It’s the ninth title in the Fast & Furious universe, which has now generated $5.8 billion in worldwide grosses since its launch in 2001.
“Hobbs & Shaw” launched without franchise stalwart Vin Diesel in his signature Dominic Toretto role. Idris Elba plays the villain, a genetically enhanced anarchist, and Helen Mirren returns to portray the mother of Statham’s Shaw. David Leitch, known for his work on “Deadpool 2,” directed the film from a script by “Fast” vets Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce.
The film has taken in $160.2 million domestically and $539.9 million internationally, making it the highest-grossing non-Disney, non-superhero Hollywood film worldwide of 2019, with China accounting for $175 million to date. Japan has brought in $27.7 million, followed by Korea with $25.6 million, the UK with $23.2 million and Russia with $18.9 million.