Hobbs & Shaw hits No. 1 spot quick but still lacks the pace of Fast & Furious franchise
That's the smallest domestic opening for a Fast & Furious film since 2006's The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.
But the $200 million Universal Pictures release is aiming to do its largest damage abroad. It opens in China, where Fast & Furious films have excelled, on August 23.
The Lion King slid to second in its third weekend with $38.2 million. The Disney remake earlier this week crossed $1 billion worldwide.
In third is Quentin Tarantino's 1969 fable Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, which held strong with $20 million in its second weekend.