Tyrese Gibson Mocks Hobbs & Shaw’s Low Box Office Opening
Tyrese Gibson mocks Hobbs and Shaw’s low box office opening weekend. Over the past several years, the Fast and Furious franchise has grown into Universal’s most reliable and consistent cash cow. Beginning with 2011’s Fast Five, the series enjoyed a renaissance with newfound critical praise and commercial prowess. The action movies are so successful, the studio felt confident to green light a spinoff feature, this month’s Hobbs and Shaw. As the title suggests, the film pairs Dwayne Johnson’s Luke Hobbs with Jason Statham’s Deckard Shaw as the two frenemies team up to take down a new villain.
Fast and Furious fans might have been excited to see the property expand beyond Dominic Toretto’s story, but at least one member of the franchise ensemble didn’t share that enthusiasm. Tyrese Gibson, who plays the character of Roman Pearce, has been quite critical of Hobbs and Shaw for years, blaming Johnson for Fast and Furious 9’s delay and calling the spinoff selfish. Now, he’s taken the opportunity to comment on Hobbs and Shaw’s less-than-stellar box office.
In a since-deleted Instagram post (hat tip The Shade Room), Gibson reignited his feud with Johnson, saying “Breaking up the family doesn’t have the value that one would assume it does.” Hobbs and Shaw grossed $ 60 million at the domestic box office last weekend, the franchise’s worst debut in 10 years.
Source: Tyrese Gibson (via The Shade Room)