After a three-week reign by Bad Boys for Life, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) took over first place but made less than was projected. Featuring the return of Margot Robbie‘s Harley Quinn, Birds of Prey opened to $33.3 million from 4,236 domestic theaters, an average of $7,849 per location. The movie had been tracking for a first weekend in the $50 to $55 million range.
Internationally, the Cathy Yan-directed DC film grossed $48 million from 78 markets, putting its worldwide total at $81.3 million after one weekend. The top markets were Mexico with $4.6 million, Russia with $4 million, the UK with $3.9 million, Brazil with $2.8 million, and both France and Australia with $2.7 million.
Robbie (Suicide Squad) stars alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra “Cass” Cain, and Ewan McGregor as Roman Sionis. Costing $80 million to make before marketing expenses, the R-rated Birds of Prey received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Dropping a spot to second place, Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life added $12 million in North America and is up to $166.3 million after four weeks. Internationally, the third installment grossed $15.8 million from 63 markets to bring its overseas total to $170 million and global sum to $336 million. The top international markets include the UK with $17.1 million, Germany with $14.7 million, Mexico with $11.8 million, Australia with $11.2 million, and Russia with $10.7 million.
Bad Boys hit theaters in April 1995 and grossed $141.4 million worldwide, while Bad Boys II reached $273 million globally in 2003 (buy both movies at Amazon). Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Bad Boys for Life features the return of Will Smith, Martin Lawrence and Joe Pantoliano, and also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, Paola Nuñez, Kate Del Castillo, and Nicky Jam.
Universal and DreamWorks Pictures’ 1917 added $9 million in third place and is up to $132.5 million domestically after seven weeks in theaters. The Sam Mendes film brought in $8.7 million this weekend from 64 international markets and has brought in $154.8 million overseas. The worldwide total has reached $287.4 million.
1917 stars George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Daniel Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhaan Rizwan, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, and Benedict Cumberbatch.
In fourth place, Universal’s Dolittle earned $6.7 million and has grossed $63.96 million after four weeks. With an international total of $94.7 million, the film’s worldwide total is at $158.7 million.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan, Dolittle stars Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holland, Ralph Fiennes, Selena Gomez, Marion Cotillard, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Frances de la Tour, Carmel Laniado, Jason Mantzoukas, Craig Robinson, and Kasia Smutniak.
Rounding out the top five and remaining in fifth place was Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level, which collected $5.5 million its ninth weekend in domestic theaters. The domestic sum is now $298.5 million. The sequel has also earned $470 million internationally and the worldwide total is now $768 million.
Directed by Jake Kasdan, The Next Level stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito.
Remaining in sixth place was Guy Ritchie’s action-comedy The Gentlemen (STXfilms), which added $4.2 million and has earned $26.9 million after three weeks. STXfilms acquired U.S. rights to the film from Miramax for $7 million. The Gentlemen cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant.
In its second weekend, Gretel & Hansel (Orion Pictures) dropped to the seventh spot with $3.5 million to take its total to $11.5 million. Directed by Osgood Perkins, the movie stars Sophia Lillis, Sammy Leakey, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, and Charles Babalola.
Following an 11th place finish last weekend, Rian Johnson’s Knives Out (Lionsgate and MRC) returned to the Top 10 in eighth place this weekend with $2.4 million. After 11 weeks in theaters, the whodunnit has now grossed $158.9 million domestically. Overseas, the film took in another $1.3 million for an international total of $140.7 million and a worldwide sum of $299.641 million.
Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (Sony) continued to perform well its seventh weekend with another $2.3 million to bring its North American total to $102.7 million. The big screen adaptation brought in another $5.8 million internationally and has collected $74.5 million overseas and $177 million worldwide.
And in tenth place and its eighth weekend in theaters, Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker earned $2.2 million and has grossed $510.5 million in North America.