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Box Office: 'Bad Boys for Life' Towers Over 'Dolittle,' '1917'

  • Published at 10:25 pm January 20th, 2020
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Cast of Bad Boys for Life Reuters

“Bad Boys for Life” earned $59 million over the traditional weekend and should cross $68 million through Monday

Universal’s “Dolittle” and “1917” found out what “Bad Boys” will do when they come for you at the box office. 

Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third entry in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led series, beat expectations and towered over the competition during the Martin Luther King Jr weekend.

“Bad Boys for Life” earned $59 million over the traditional weekend and should cross $68 million through Monday.

Heading into the extended holiday frame, the “Bad Boys” threequel was expected to debut to $38 million to $45 million. 

But solid word of mouth from both audiences and critics (It landed an “A” CinemaScore from moviegoers and a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes) boosted ticket sales and justified Sony’s decision to revive a 17-year-old franchise. 

“Bad Boys for Life” now holds the second-biggest opening ever for a January release (behind “American Sniper” with $107 million), as well as Sony’s best start for an R-rated movie.

“Bad Boys for Life” cost $90 million. A fourth installment is already in the works.

1

Bad Boys for Life

$59,175,000

Sony Pictures Releasing

2

Dolittle

$22,530,000

Universal Pictures

3

1917

$22,140,000

Universal Pictures

4

Jumanji: The Next Level

$9,565,000

Sony Pictures Releasing

5

Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker

$8,374,000

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

6

Just Mercy

$6,000,000

Warner Bros

7

Little Women

$5,910,000

Sony Pictures Releasing

8

Knives Out

$4,300,000

Lionsgate

9

Like a Boss

$3,840,000

Paramount Pictures

10

Frozen II

$3,717,000

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

One movie that is likely not getting a sequel? “Dolittle,” a kid-friendly fantasy adventure that has been plagued with production headaches and torched by critics. 

The studio had hoped star Robert Downey Jr’s take on the vet who can talk to his four-legged patients could ignite a new franchise for family crowds. 

But that is looking increasingly unlikely after the movie got off to a disappointing start, launching at No 2 with $22 million. It is projected to make $30 million over the four-day weekend.

Those ticket sales are cause for concern since extensive reshoots pushed its production cost near $180 million. 

“Dolittle” kicked off overseas to $17 million, putting global box office receipts at $50 million, but the film will need long legs in theatres to avoid winding up in the red.

“Dolittle” was supposed to open last May but was delayed twice due to production problems.

That timing proved unfortunate, given Universal just endured a big-budget flop with “Cats.” 

But it is not all bad news for the studio. After scoring a handful of Oscar nominations and taking home the PGA Awards’ top prize, “1917” scored another $22.1 million in its second weekend of wide release. 

The World War I drama, from director Sam Mendes, should land $27 million through MLK Day, which would put domestic ticket sales above $80 million.

Sony’s “Jumanji: The Next Level” and Disney’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” rounded out the top five.

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