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Bad Boys for Life Dominates Box Office for Third Weekend in a Row


For the third weekend in a row, Sony Pictures‘ Bad Boys for Life dominated the global box office with another $17.7 million from domestic theaters and $30.8 million from 63 international markets. The North American total for the sequel has now reached $148 million after three weeks and the overseas total is $142.7 million, for a worldwide total of $290.7 million. It is now the biggest film in the franchise.

Bad Boys hit theaters in April 1995 and grossed $141.4 million worldwide, while Bad Boys II reached $273 million globally in 2003. You can buy both movies at Amazon.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, Bad Boys for Life features the return of Will Smith as Detective Lieutenant Mike Lowrey, Martin Lawrence as Detective Lieutenant Marcus Burnett and Joe Pantoliano as Captain Conrad Howard, and also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Charles Melton, Jacob Scipio, Paola Nuñez, Kate Del Castillo, and Nicky Jam.

Remaining in second place was Universal and DreamWorks Pictures’ 1917, which added $9.7 million domestically and is up to $119.2 million after six weeks of release. The film also grossed $20.9 million from 61 international markets this weekend and has earned $129.8 million overseas. The worldwide total is at $249.1 million.

Directed by Sam Mendes, 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.

Universal’s Dolittle stayed in the third spot with $7.7 million to bring its three-week total to $55.2 million. With an international total of $71.4 million, the film’s worldwide total is $126.6 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.

Sophia Lillis Photo from Gretel & Hansel Revealed

Opening in fourth place was Gretel & Hansel (Orion Pictures), which brought in $6.05 million from 3,007 theaters, an average of $2,012 per location. The film received a C- CinemaScore from audiences. Directed by Osgood Perkins, the movie stars Sophia Lillis, Sammy Leakey, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw, and Charles Babalola.

Guy Ritchie’s action-comedy The Gentlemen (STXfilms) rounded out the top five with $6.01 million and has earned $20.4 million after two 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 sixth place, Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level added $6 million and is up to $291.2 million domestically after eight weeks. The sequel has also earned $463.6 million overseas and has crossed the $750 million mark at the global box office. Directed by Jake Kasdan, the film is produced by Matt Tolmach, Kasdan, Dwayne Johnson, Dany Garcia, and Hiram Garcia.

Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker remained in seventh place with $3.2 million, bringing its seven-week domestic total to $507 million. The final film in the Skywalker saga has also grossed $551 million overseas and is at $1.058 billion worldwide.

Universal Pictures horror release The Turning added $3.05 million in the eighth spot and has made $11.7 million after two weeks. With $2.3 million overseas, the global total for the film is $14 million.

Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (Sony) earned $3.02 million in ninth place and has collected $98.8 million in North America after six weeks. Made for $40 million, the film’s international total is $64.1 million and worldwide sum is $162.9 million.

And struggling to open in the top 10 was Paramount Pictures’ The Rhythm Section, which earned just $2.8 million from 3,049 theaters, an average of only $918 per theater. Directed by Reed Morano and starring Blake Lively, Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown, the film received a C+ CinemaScore from audiences. 

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Mirko Parlevliet
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded to cover movie, TV, video game, music, and theme park news.


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