'Hobbs & Shaw' still leads US box office

AFP . Los Angeles | Update:

In this file photo taken on 14 July, 2019 Dwayne Johnson (L) and Jason Statham arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures` `Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw` at Dolby Theatre on 13 July, 2019 in Hollywood, California. Photo: AFP"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" slowed a bit but still finished in first place at North American theaters this weekend, taking in $25.3 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Monday.

That was a drop-off from the previous weekend's $60 million, but was enough to keep the Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham action film from Universal Pictures ahead of new Lionsgate release "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark."

"Scary Stories," based on the children's horror books and produced by Guillermo del Toro, drew $20.9 million for the three-day weekend.

It tells the story of small-town teenagers who are tormented by a book they removed from a haunted house in 1968.

In third place, in its fourth week out, was Disney's "The Lion King," at $20.2 million. The remake of the popular 1994 film has an all-star voice cast including Donald Glover, Beyonce, Seth Rogen, James Earl Jones and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Fourth spot went to new Paramount comedy "Dora & the Lost City of Gold," at $17.4 million. The live-action adaptation of the Nickelodeon kids' program "Dora the Explorer" features Isabela Moner.

And placing fifth, in its third week out, was Sony's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," at $11.7 million. The Quentin Tarantino film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino in a drama set in the changing Hollywood of 1969.

Rounding out the weekend's top 10 were:

"The Art of Racing in the Rain" ($8.1 million)

"The Kitchen" ($5.5 million)

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" ($5.3 million)

"Toy Story 4" ($4.5 million)

"Bring the Soul: The Movie" ($2.4 million)

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