US audiences still revved up by Hobbs & Shaw

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Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw held its competitors at bay in the US for the second week running.

The film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham and Vanessa Kirby, nabbed a sizeable $25m in its second week, holding off new entry Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. The Guillermo Del Toro produced movie debuted with £20.8m, and supplanted The Lion King, knocking it back into third spot.

Fourth place also went to a new entry, in the form of Isabela Moner’s Dora And The Lost City Of Gold, taken from the classic kids’ show Dora The Explorer.

Fifth spot went to Quentin Tarantino’s latest epic, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, while another new entry, The Art Of Racing In The Rain starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and a cute Golden Retriever pup, crashed into the chart in sixth place with $8.1m.

Crime thriller The Kitchen, starring Melissa McCarthy, opened in seventh with an underwhelming $5.5m, with Spider-Man sequel Far From Home, Toy Story 4 and Awkwafina’s The Farewell rounding out the top ten.