'Fast and Furious' spinoff's debut shows the franchise still resonates
The "Fast and Furious" franchise may be known for its ridiculous actions scenes, but it also does serious business. (CNN) - The "Fast and Furious" franchise logged another hit at the box office this weekend, with its spinoff "Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" raking in $60.8 million in its North American debut. The "Fast and Furious" film, which stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Jason Statham, was a big test of whether the action franchise can succeed outside of its core storyline. "Hobbs &Shaw" brought in $120 million internationally. When "The Fast and the Furious," the first film in the series, came out in 2001, 30% of its $207 million global gross was from foreign markets.