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Bad Boys for Life Passes $120 Million with a Second-Straight Win

Bad Boys for Life (Sony Pictures) easily held on to the top spot at the domestic box office its second weekend in theaters with $34 million. The third installment in the franchise has now grossed $120.6 million in North America after two weeks.

Internationally, the film earned $42 million this weekend and has pushed its overseas total to $95 million. The global total is now at $215 million.

Bad Boys hit theaters in April 1995 and grossed $141.4 million worldwide, while Bad Boys II reached $273 million globally in 2003. Both those films were directed by Michael Bay.

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 $15.8 million and has earned $103.9 million after five weeks (including three weeks of wide release). Internationally, the Sam Mendes film brought in $23.7 million from 50 markets and is up to $96.6 million. The worldwide total is at $200.5 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.

Universal’s Dolittle stayed in the third spot with $12.5 million to bring its two-week total to $44.9 million. With an international total of $46.4 million, the film’s worldwide total is $91.1 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.

Opening in fourth place was Guy Ritchie’s action-comedy The Gentlemen (STXfilms), which debuted with $11 million from 2,165 theaters, an average of $5,094 per location. STXfilms acquired U.S. rights to the film from Miramax for $7 million. Audiences gave the movie a B+ CinemaScore.

The Gentlemen cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan, Colin Farrell, and Hugh Grant.

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Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: The Next Level rounded out the top five at the domestic box office with $7.9 million and the sequel has now grossed $283.4 million after seven weeks in theaters. The Next Level took in another $9.6 million overseas this weekend and has an international total of $454 million and global sum of $738 million.

Directed by Jake Kasdan, the movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen GillanNick Jonas, Awkwafina, Alex Wolff, Morgan Turner, Ser’Darius Blain, Madison Iseman, with Danny Glover and Danny DeVito.

Universal Pictures horror release The Turning opened in the sixth spot with $7.3 million from 2,571 theaters, an average of $2,839. Audiences gave the movie the dreaded F CinemaScore. The Floria Sigismondi-directed film stars Mackenzie Davis, Finn Wolfhard, Brooklynn Prince and Joely Richardson.

Coming in at No. 7 was Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which added $5.2 million and has now grossed $501.6 million in North America. The film’s international total has reached $544.6 million and the worldwide total is $1.046 billion.

Directed by J.J. AbramsThe Rise of Skywalker stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, and Billy Dee Williams.

Dropping two spots to eighth was Greta Gerwig’s Little Women (Sony) with $4.7 million and a total of $93.7 million after five weeks. The adaptation added $5.6 million internationally this weekend, for an international total of $53 million and worldwide sum of $147 million. Made for $40 million, the adaptation stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep.

In ninth place, Warner Bros.’ Just Mercy earned $4 million and is up to $27.1 million after five weeks. The Destin Cretton-directed adaptation also generated $1.5 million this weekend from 20 international markets. Just Mercy stars Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and Brie Larson.

And Rian Johnson’s Knives Out (Lionsgate and MRC) has now been in the top 10 for nine straight weeks with another $3.7 million this weekend and a total of $151.9 million. The whodunnit has also earned $134.9 million overseas for a worldwide sum of $286.8 million. The film stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jeaden Martell, and Christopher Plummer.

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