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.