Bad Boys for Life Rides Together in First Again
Bad Boys for Life took the top spot again at the weekend box office. The film earned an estimated $34 million a drop of 45.6% from opening weekend. The film has earned $120.6 million domestically. the movie is less than $20 million from becoming the highest-grossing domestic film in the franchise. Not surprisingly, a fourth film is in development.
It shows that though folks say they don’t want sequels, they’re happy to go to them and support them. The film earned more than double the second-place movie 1917.
Internationally, the film added 19 markets and earned $42 million to bring the international total to $95 million pushing the worldwide total to over $215 million.
1917 held on to second place earning an estimated $15.8 million, a 28% dip from the previous weekend. Domestically, it has earned $103.8 million. Internationally, it brought in an estimated $23.7 million from 50 markets to bring that total to $96.6 million and $200.5 million worldwide.
Dolittle came in third place with an estimated $12.5 million, a drop of 42.8% from the previous weekend. Lack of films aimed at kids is helping this one. But, it has a long way to go to make back its $175 million production. The domestic earning now stands at $44.7 million. Internationally, the film earned $13.2 million to bring that total to $46.4 million and a worldwide total that now stands at $91.1 million.
The Gentlemen debuted in fourth place with an estimated $11 million. It received a “B+” CinemaScore from the opening day audience. The audience was 60% male with 55% of it aged between 25 and 44. STX was happy with the opening and will be expanding it in theaters next weekend.
Internationally, the film expanded its limited release adding 20 territories where it earned $3.1 million to bring the international total to $22.5 million and worldwide total to $33.5 million.
Jumanji: The Next Level wrapped up the top five with an estimated $7.9 million to bring the domestic total to $283.4 million after 7 weeks. It also added $9.6 million internationally where it has earned $454 million for a worldwide total of $737.4 million.
Out of the top five, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker came in at #7 earning an estimated $5.2 million to bring its domestic total to $501.6 million. It’s only the 15th film to cross that total domestically. 2017’s The Last Jedi earned $620.2 million domestically and 2015’s The Force Awakens earned $936.7 million.
No comic films charted on the weekend box office but we’ll have further analysis of 2019’s releases in an hour.