Box Office: Can ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Break the Summer Sequel Slump?
Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” races into theaters this weekend.
The big-budget, rock ’em, sock ’em ode to speedy cars and bulging musculature will test audiences’ continuing appetite for a series that first kicked off nearly two decades ago.On one hand, that association has its benefits.
The “Fast & Furious” series is the Maserati of action franchises, grossing over $5 billion across eight films.But being part of a popular and well-known property isn’t enough these days to guarantee a warm reception from audiences who are growing a little tired of the overly familiar.
With a few notable exceptions, namely just “Toy Story 4,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Avengers: Endgame,” franchise fare has suffered this summer at the box office.If estimates hold, “Hobbs & Shaw” could withstand a sequel slump.
The ninth entry from “The Fast & Furious” universe is expected to earn $60 million when it
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