Surprise guests at the morning Universal Pictures presentation, the men brought an action-packed first trailer for "Hobbs & Shaw," a spinoff from the "Fast and Furious" franchise in which both men have previously appeared.
An annual convention of movie theater owners got a jolt of adrenaline on Wednesday morning, as Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham touched down in Las Vegas to greet CinemaCon 2019.
Eiza Gonzalez pops up as an accomplice of Elba's, who revels in the deliciousness of his bad guy role. Kirby shows off an even harder edge than what she brought to last year's "Mission Impossible: Fallout," letting mostly her two fists do the talking with her enemies.
The film hits Aug. The theater owners ate up the footage, as it is exactly the kind of star-fronted action fare that gets people into cineplexes. The trailer should not disappoint when fans get their hands on it — especially a sequence where a pickup truck hitched to an SUV tosses a rope up onto a helicopter and rips it from the sky. 2.” />
The trio retreats to the independent state of Samoa (Johnson has Samoan heritage), where they forgo the normal "Fast" accessories of guns and flashy sports cars for tribal gear, a traditional Samoan battle dance and some serious hand-on-hand combat.
"We wanted to create our own tapestry," Johnson told the exhibitors, "and have fun. This is fun." I can't stress that enough.
Statham played the strong and silent type to Johnson's laid-back crowd pleaser. The former wrestling pro said this film, directed by David Leitch ("Atomic Blonde"), was "paying homage to the value systems which have made 'Fast and Furious' a global sensation."
Statham takes the audience back to his English roots, and gets into trouble with his steel-edged sister (Vanessa Kirby). A major undercurrent to the film is cultural representation. When a villainous Idris Elba executes a scheme to steal a deadly virus with plans to infect half of the world's population, the Shaws call on Hobbs for help.
After calling Statham "the second handsomest bald guy in the world," Johnson teed up the trailer for the theater nestled in Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Leitch did not disappoint with numerous intricate sequences involving off-road vehicles, a high-security facility break, an island in flames and, of course, some good ol' fashioned chases through the London streets.

The 2018 total has reached $7.16 billion, up 7.6% above last year.” /> Overall domestic summer moviegoing has jumped by 10.5% to $3.21 billion as of July 24, according to comScore, with Disney's "Incredibles 2" leading the way with $564 million in 41 days.
Universal's second weekend of "Mamma Mia! Sony's second weekend of Denzel Washington's "The Equalizer 2" should follow with about $14 million, just ahead of Sony's third weekend of "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" with around $13 million. Here We Go Again" appears to be likely to finish in second place with about $16 million, lifting its 10-day total past $70 million.
launch and wound up with $192 million domestically and $682 million worldwide. The highest Friday-Sunday opener in the franchise was 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2" with $57.8 million. 2015's "Rogue Nation" had a solid $55.5 million U.S.
The franchise is based on the TV series that ran from 1966 to 1973. Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Alec Baldwin, Michelle Monaghan, and Sean Harris are reprising their roles from previous films, while Cavill, Vanessa Kirby, and Sian Brooke are joining the cast.
Cruise's Ethan Hunt and the Impossible Mission Force join with CIA assassin August Walker, played by Henry Cavill, to prevent a global nuclear attack. "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" arrives as the best-reviewed title in the series with a stellar 98% on Rotten Tomatoes.
"Mission: Impossible — Fallout" is helmed by Christopher McQuarrie, who returned to the director's chair after "Rogue Nation." He also wrote the script for "Fallout." The movie is produced and financed by Paramount and partner Skydance Productions, headed by David Ellison. Cruise is a producer along with J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.
Friday's total should hit around $23 million, including a record $6 million from previews. If the projections hold, Paramount's sixth installment of the franchise will finish at the high end of recent forecasts — which had ranged from $50 million to $65 million at 4,386 sites.
Tom Cruise's "Mission: Impossible – Fallout" is heading for record territory with a $60 million opening weekend in North America, early estimates showed Friday.
Based on the DC Comics TV series created by Michael Jelenic and Aaron Horvath, the animated family film follows the eponymous heroes attempting to convince a Hollywood director to make a movie about them. to the Movies" is heading for about $12 million at 3,188 locations, coming in at the lower end of forecasts, which had ranged between $13 million and $19 million. Warner Bros.' counter-programmer "Teen Titans Go!