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Bad Boys for Life Finishes Atop Box Office for Second Straight Weekend

January 26, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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It was another good weekend for Bad Boys for Life and Sony Pictures, as the sequel topped the domestic box office for the second straight week (via Box Office Mojo). The film grossed $34 million this weekend to bring its domestic cume to an estimated $120.6 million.

The Bad Boys sequel dropped only 45.6, which is very good for a tentpole action movie, especially one that was released in January. The film has currently made $215 million worldwide. It’s currently on pace to outgross the biggest movie in the franchise so far, 2003’s Bad Boys II, which only made $138 million domestic and $273 million worldwide. The threequel should easily surpass the domestic pace of the last movie in a matter of days.

Universal’s 1917 finished No. 2 this weekend with $15.8 million and a 28.1 percent drop. The film currently sits at $103.8 million domestic. The prestige picture, which was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, has grossed just over $200 million worldwide.

Dolittle finished at No. 3 this weekend and grossed $12.5 million. Thus far, the film has made only $44.6 million domestic and $91 million worldwide. It doesn’t paint a very good picture for the film ever reaching profitability.

Elsewhere, The Gentlemen debuted at No. 4 with $11 million this weekend. The Universal horror movie, The Turning, also debuted at No. 6 with $7.3 million.

I also wanted to note that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker finally passed over the half billion dollar mark. It made another $5.1 million to reach $501.5 million at the domestic box office. The sequel’s worldwide take currently sits at $1.046 billion. It’s currently gaining on the worldwide take for Rogue One, which made $1.056 billion, but it’s still well behind that film’s domestic take of $532 million. At this pace, I can see The Rise of Skywalker finishing at about the $515-520 million range, but we shall see.

BOX OFFICE TOP FIVE (Three-Day Domestic Numbers)

1. Bad Boys For Life – $34 million ($120.6 million total)
2. 1917 – $15.8 million ($103.8 million total)
3. Dolittle – $12.5 million ($44.6 million total)
4. The Gentlemen – $11 million ($11 million total)
5. Jumanji: The Next Level – $7.9 million ($283.4 million total)