"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" fell to second place with an estimated $14.1M
"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal's "Good Boys" won the U.S. box office with a $21M debut from 3,204 theaters. This was the biggest opening for an original comedy in 2019 and the second-biggest of any comedy this year behind "Madea's Family Funeral." "Good Boys" received a B+ CinemaScore and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Comcast subsidiary Universal's "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" came in second in its third weekend with an estimated $14.1M from 3,757 locations. Behind it was Disney’s (DIS) "The Lion King," which grossed another $11.9M for a domestic cume of $496.1M. Sony’s (SNE) "The Angry Birds Movie 2" opened in fourth place with $10.5M from 3,869 theaters. Rounding out the top five, Lionsgate's (LGF.A; LGF.B) "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" grossed an estimated $10.1M for a domestic cume of $40.2M.
WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
- "Good Boys" - $21M
- "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" - $14.1M
- "The Lion King" - $11.9M
- "The Angry Birds Movie 2" - $10.5M
- "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" - $10.1M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include AT&T (T) and Viacom (VIAB).
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