‘Hobbs and Shaw’ Box Office Tracking Numbers Predict a $65 Million Opening Weekend

/Film | 7/11/2019 | Ben Pearson
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The early Hobbs and Shaw box office tracking predictions are in, and it turns out Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) don’t seem to have quite the same appeal without the rest of the Fast and Furious #family. The first spin-off in the Fast franchise is currently on track to pull in between $55-65 million domestically during its opening weekend – a far cry from The Fate of the Furious, which peeled out and raced past $98 million in its opening back in 2017.

The box office king of the Fast & Furious franchise thus far is Furious 7, the only entry to be directed by James Wan and the final one to feature Paul Walker, who died during the production, as federal officer-turned-criminal Brian O’Connor. It’s become clear that Walker was the emotional glue which held these stories together, and I’m very curious to see if Fast 9 and Fast 10 carve out a satisfying conclusion to this 20-plus year saga without him. But before we get there, Hobbs and Shaw will cruise into theaters, and all eyes will be on it to see if spinoffs of this franchise are as viable as Universal hopes they’ll be.

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