Hobbs and Shaw, the American action film won the weekend race but came in on the modest end of expectations domestically.
Fast and Furious: Hobbs and Shaw had a solid opening weekend. Topping the North American box office chart with $60.8 million from 4,253 theaters and ruled the worldwide box office with an estimated haul of $180.8 million.
The movie is third largest opening in the franchise, behind Furious 7 ($397.7 million) and Fast and Furious 8 ($541.9 million).
Hobbs and Shaw is launched in 63 markets over the weekend that follows Russia ($8.2 million), U.K. ($7.8 million), Indonesia ($7.7 million), India ($7.4 million), Mexico ($6.9 million) and Japan ($6.6 million).
The 9th installment and a spin-off of The Fast and the Furious franchise centered on the titular Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.
The film follows the unlikely allies who are forced to team up against a greater threat who is threatening the world with a deadly virus. Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren also co-star.
The film is directed by David Leitch and written by Chris Morgan and Drew Pearce, from a story by Morgan.