Weekend Box Office: ‘Scary Stories’ Can’t Spook ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Out of Top Spot

Collider | 8/11/2019 | Vinnie Mancuso
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The battle between biceps and boogeymen has been decided. Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw muscled its way to the top of the box office in its second weekend, notching another $25.4 million and bringing its domestic total to $108.5 million. This, of course, means that the Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham-starring action flick fought off five newcomers, including director André Øvredal‘s Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

But fear not, Scary Stories fans. The film, which counts monster maestro Guillermo del Toro as an executive producer, still nabbed a solid $20.8 million in its debut, outperforming expectations and landing in second place. That’s a sight better than the weekend’s other kid-focused adventure, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, which swiped $17 million in its first weekend.

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