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Birds of Prey Stumbles But Still Takes First

Birds of Prey

Despite positive reviews, Birds of Prey fell short at the weekend box office with an estimated $33.3 million. This was far below the studio’s expected $45 million.

This is despite good reviews, even from critics. The film received an 81% on RottenTomatoes and a 60 on Metacritic. Opening day audiences gave it a “B+” CinemaScore and audiences have given it an 83% score on RottenTomatoes.

The film’s audience was 51% female and 65% of the audience was age 25 or older. Theories blame the R-rating for the struggles but that’s easily blown out of the water by the earnings of Deadpool, Logan, and last year’s Joker.

Internationally, the film opened in 78 markets earning $48 million. Japan will be the final market and opens on March 20.

In second place was Bad Boys for Life which earned an estimated $12 million in its fourth week bringing its total to $166.3 million domestically. Internationally, the film added $15.8 million to bring that total to $170 million and $336.3 million worldwide.

1917 continues to get award buzz as the film saw little drop earning an estimated $9 million to come in third. The film has brought in $132.5 million domestically. Internationally, it earned $15 million to bring that total to near $154.8 million. It launches in Japan, its final market, next weekend.

Dolittle is fighting for every dollar coming in fourth with an estimated $6.7 million. That brings its domestic total to just shy of $64 million. The film opened in the UK and France over the weekend helping to bring the international total for the weekend to $19 million. Internationally it has earned $94.7 million. It has yet to release in Brazil, Russia, Japan, and China.

Rounding out the top five was Jumanji: The Next Level which earned an estimated $5.5 million. Domestically, it has earned $298.5 million. Internationally, it added $3.3 million to its total from 58 markets to bring that amount to $470 million for a worldwide total over $768 million.

We’ll be back in an hour to take a deeper look at 2019 and 2020’s comic film adaptations.

It’s Bad Boys for Life Three Weeks in a Row

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life topped the weekend box office for the third weekend in a row. The film earned an estimated $17.7 million putting it near $150 million domestically after three weeks. Internationally, the film added an estimated $30.8 million to bring that total to $142.7 million. That’s a franchise-best of $290.8 million besting the second film’s $273.3 million worldwide in 2003.

1917 came in second place adding $9.7 million to its domestic total to bring that to $119.2 million. The film will likely do well at the upcoming Oscars where it’ll receive a nice boost. Internationally, the film added $20.9 million from 61 markets to bring that total to $129.8 million.

In third place was Dolittle which added $7.7 million. It also added $17.7 million from 63 markets internationally. The movie’s $55.2 million domestic total and $71.4 million for a worldwide $126.6 million after three weeks normally would be good but with a budget of $175 million, the film will have to fight to get there.

Gretel & Hansel debuted in fourth place with an estimated $6.1 million. The film received a “C-” CinemaScore and 20% on RottenTomatoes, so don’t expect it to light any fires over the next few weeks. The audience was 53% female and the audience was 73% aged less than 35 years old.

Fifth place may change when final counts are in. The Gentlemen earned an estimated $6.01 million while Jumanji: The Next Level earned an estimated $6 million.

We’ll be taking a deeper dive into this year’s comic films in an hour as we await 2020’s first comic adaptation in Birds of Prey which opens this week.

Bad Boys for Life Rides Together in First Again

Bad Boys for Life

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.

Audiences Came for Bad Boys for Life as it Wins the Weekend

Bad Boys for Life

Bad Boys for Life debuted with the second-largest MLK four-day performance and was Sony’s largest R-rated opening ever. Dolittle debuted in second beating expectations.

Bad Boys for Life opened with an estimated $68.1 million over the holiday with $59.2 million over the three-day weekend. That’s the second-largest January three-day debut.

The film should do well with an “A” CinemaScore and 97% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. That positive word of mouth should drive the film through the month. The opening weekend audience was 55% male and 61% of the crowd aged 25 or older.

Internationally, the film brought in an estimated $38.6 million from 39 markets. It opens in Frane, Russia, Brazil, and Japan through January and Italy in February.

Dolittle opened in second place and wound up outperforming low expectations. The movie earned $30 million over the four days with $22.5 million over the three days. The film has a long way to go with a budget of $175 million.

The movie received a “B” CinemaScore from opening weekend audiences and has a 76% audience rating on RottenTomatoes. The crowd was 51% female and 43% aged 25 or older.

The movie opened in four overseas markets to bring its total to 46. It brought in an estimated $17.2 million for a global total near $50 million.

1917 came in third place with an estimated $22.1 million over the three days and $27 million for four to bring its domestic total to $76.8 million. The movie also earned $26 million from 37 international markets to bring that total to $62 million and a worldwide total of $143.5 million.

In fourth place was Jumanji: The Next Level with an estimated $12.6 million for the four-day weekend to bring its domestic total to $273.5 million after six weeks. Internationally, the film added $17 million to bring that total to $438 million for a global total of $709 million.

Rounding out the top five was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with added $10.6 million over the weekend to bring its domestic total near $492 million. That puts the film in the top 15 all-time domestically. Internationally, the film added $10.9 million to bring that total to $534.6 million and a global total of $1.029 billion.

We’ll be back in an hour for a deeper dive into 2019’s comic move adaptation releases.