WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Hollywood actor Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” thanked a Pakistani fan on social media micro-blogging site Twitter this weekend for praising his latest movie Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.
Dwayne Johnson has just made a Pakistani fan’s day. The iconic actor brought happiness to the fan for his love for the legendary star, saying: “Wow – this is huge / thank you Pakistan for the love and enjoy @HobbsAndShaw.”
The Pakistani fan, @AliFaraz15, had written: “No one but Dwayne Johnson Can. @TheRock. A must Watch Film...”
The latest film brings the duo together as Brixton gains access to a bio-threat that could have a major impact on humanity. Hobbs and Shaw first met — and faced off — each other in Furious 7 in 2015.
The flick also features Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, and Eiza González, among others and opened in cinemas with a whopping $120 million. Starring Johnson, Statham, Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Helen Mirren, Eiza González and others, the film opened in cinemas on July 31.
Hobbs & Shaw finishes in first place with $60 million
The big-budget spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to be an even bigger draw overseas, where the action franchise is hugely popular. “Hobbs & Shaw” kicked off internationally with a robust $120 million for a global start of $180 million. Though standalone vehicles aren’t always as muscular as official franchise sequels, “Hobbs & Shaw” will have to lure crowds across the globe throughout the dog days of summer to justify its sizable $200 million budget. The “Fast & Furious” series has generated over $5 billion worldwide across eight films.
“We’re very thrilled with the global release, a tremendous start with a big market like China still to come,” said Jim Orr, Universal’s president of domestic distribution.