Exclusive: Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw zoomed into Korea on Wednesday, scoring the biggest opening day for the franchise, and through Thursday surpassed 1M admissions. Korea is the last market to release before China welcomes the spinoff next Friday, August 23. Through Thursday, the international box office cume on H&s
is $267.5M with domestic at $119.6M for a global running total of $387.1M. It will top the $400M worldwide threshold this weekend.
Despite competition from two strong local holdovers in Korea, H&s secured the biggest screen count of the F&f
series at 1,270 versus The Fate Of The Furious’ 1,238. On Wednesday, it grossed $2.4M to top the previous Fast title by 81% and F7’s debut by 176%.
Thursday was Korea’s National Liberation Day holiday which helped put another $4.1M in the tank. Today, the Dwayne Johnson
-starrer added another $2.1M for a running cume of $8.7M.
As we’ve noted all along,