Bad Boys For Life Threepeats to #1 at the Box Office!
Sony’s Bad Boys for Life continues to dominate the box office over Super Bowl weekend, landing at #1 for the third week in a row with $17.6 million. That brings the overperforming sequel to $148 million domestically and $290.7 million worldwide, both numbers outdoing 2003’s Bad Boys II! With this kind of staying power you can expect a fourth film to be fast tracked at the studio, as well as a great future for directors Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
Universal Pictures’ WWI epic 1917 held onto #2 again, raking in $9.6 million for $119.2 million stateside and $249 million worldwide for the Best Picture frontrunner.
Universal’s big budget Robert Downey Jr. vehicle Dolittle once again remained at #3 with $7.7 million for a $55.2 million domestic take and $126.6 million worldwide, with the studio expected to take as much as a $100 million write down on the film.
United Artists debuted their artsy horror flick Gretel & Hansel this weekend at the #4 spot to the tune of $6 million in over 3000 theaters. With a C- Cinemascore and only 55% on Rotten Tomatoes, we expect this gingerbread house to be toast.
Dropping one place to #5 was STX Films’ The Gentlemen, which brought in $6 million. The star-studded Guy Ritchie crime movie currently has a not-too-shabby $48.4 million worldwide total.
The big loser of the weekend was Paramount Pictures’ The Rhythm Section, a Blake Lively-led action thriller from James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, which launched at #10 with an embarrassing $2.8 million domestically in over 3000 theaters. It also made a splat on Rotten Tomatoes with 33% and a C+ Cinemascore.