Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw stayed atop the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, revving past no fewer than five new films to gross $25.4 million and cross the $100 million mark domestically.
Overseas, Universal's big-budget action pic took in another $60.8 million for a worldwide total of $332.6 million, including a foreign cume of $224.1 million. The franchise has always done far bigger business internationally, and Hobbs & Shaw is no exception.
Of the new entries, CBS Films, eOne's and Lionsgate's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark was the only one to overperform as it placed second after earning $20.8 million.
Quentin Tarantino and Sony's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, now in its third outing, came in fifth with $11.6 million for a domestic cume of $100 million. It's only the fourth Tarantino film to cross the century mark domestically, not adjusted for inflation, and is the first original title of summer 2019 to do so.
Once Upon a Time, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, dazzled overseas, where it grossed $7.7 million in Russia, its first foreign market. The opening marks the biggest of Tarantino's career, and was 154 percent ahead of DiCaprio's The Wolf of Wall Street.
New Line/Warner Bros.' The Kitchen all-out bombed after bowing in seventh place with $5.5 million, a career-worst for Melissa McCarthy and Tiffany Haddish, who star alongside Elisabeth Moss in the female-fronted period mob pic.
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