Many see Hobbs & Shaw by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham as the newest entry in the Fast and Furious franchise, but it’s also very much its own movie. forgetting The new movie only includes a couple characters from the main series, and much less automobile based action. However, one place where the spin-off certainly wanted to emulate its predecessors was in the area of box office success.
Hobbs & Shaw is the ninth Fast & Furious movie to date, and as far as the domestic box office goes, the film has landed smack in the middle of the pack. It ranks fifth of the nine movies, with a total currently just short of $160 million. This makes it the highest grossing movie in the franchise that did not break the $200 million mark. Globally, the film finds itself in fourth place in the franchise with a worldwide take an excess of $680 million. It’s a full $100 million short of Fast & Furious 6, however, so it won’t be going anywhere in the ranking.
At the end of the day, the only two numbers that really matter are a movie’s budget and its box office. If a movie made more money than it cost to produce, than it’s a win. If it made a lot more money than it cost, then you can be pretty sure that sequels are on the way.
For the most part Hobbs & Shaw has done the franchise justice, but it’s not the smash we’ve seen from Fast & Furious in the recent past. Box Office Mojo lists Hobbs & Shaw‘s budget as $200 million and if you add another $100 million to that for marketing, the movie still more than doubled its money globally. The movie clearly isn’t a success to the level of the last two Fast & Furious films, both of which crossed the $1 billion mark, but it’s certainly no failure.