‘Hobbs & Shaw’ China Box Office Overtakes North America Gross in Second Weekend

Variety | 9/2/2019 | Patrick Frater
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“Hobbs & Shaw” dropped a gear or two in its second weekend on release in Chinese theaters. The “Fast & Furious” franchise spinoff nevertheless remained in pole position ahead of a largely unchanged chasing pack at the Chinese box office.

According to data from distribution and exhibition consultancy Artisan Gateway, “Hobbs” scored $26.3 million on its second weekend. That is a big deceleration compared with the film’s $101 million opening lap. But its quickly-earned total of $164 million, means that the Universal-backed actioner has seen its 10-day Chinese tally already overtake the three weekend total score of $157 million earned in North America.

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The total also makes “Hobbs” the tenth highest grossing film this year in China, overtaking “Captain Marvel.” But it may run out of road before it can reach far beyond the $200 million mark and 2019’s seventh place.

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The current chart contains two films that have comfortably exceeded that score, animated blockbuster “Ne Zha,” in second place after six weeks on release, and patriotic action firefighting action film “The Bravest.”

“Ne Zha” picked up $16 million over the weekend, to extend its total to $664 million according to Artisan Gateway. In local currency terms, the film has now earned RMB4.72 billion, to pull ahead of “The Wandering Earth,” this year’s sci-fi breakout, and...
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