The bad boys are on a roll as Bad Boys for Life continues to grip the top spot in the Box Office for two consecutive weekends.
The Sony action-comedy was able to pull in $34 million more in its second weekend; making the total revenues in the United States go up to $130 million. The worldwide movie gross has surpassed the $200 million mark, which is more than twice as much as its production budget of $90 million.
A sequel to the 2003 movie Bad Boys II, Bad Boys for Life still follows Detective Mike Lowrey, played by Will Smith, and Detective Marcus Burnett, played by Martin Lawrence, in a pursuit against the bad guys. This time, Smith and Lawrence are joined by new blood in the highly-successful Bad Boys franchise: Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton.
The movie The Gentlemen, which has a similar genre and target audience, wasn’t able to topple the Smith-Lawrence tandem during its debut weekend. Still a decent opening, it landed in 4th place with $11 million earned from 2,165 screens. In the international box office, the Guy Ritchie-helmed film was able to pull in $22.5 million.
Starring an all-star cast that includes Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, and Henry Golding, the movie revolves around the problems and plot twists that an American expatriate has to face while trying to sell off his profitable business in London.
Trailing behind Bad Boys for Life is Sam Mendes’ award-winning war film, 1917, which has now earned around $200 million worldwide thanks to the additional grosses of $15.8 million in the U.S. and $23.71 million in 50 countries.
The movie is still creating a buzz in the awards season as it’s deemed as a frontrunner in this year’s Oscars.
Another awards contender is Sony’s Little Women, which strolled in with an added $4.7 million to end up in 8th place over the weekend. With Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, and Timothée Chalamet leading the cast, the 7th movie adaptation of the novel of the same name has managed to gross $93.75 million since its release in December 2019.
Dolittle, which stars Robert Downey Jr., came in third in the box office with $12.5 million in domestic grosses. With its running domestic total of $44 million, the fantasy film has to catch up in the coming weeks for it to break even with its almost $180 million budget.
Meanwhile, Disney’s Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker, was able to surpass $500 million and is reportedly one of only 15 films to have reached that mark. Although it only ranked 7th in this weekend’s box office results, its $1.046 billion worldwide gross is enough of a success for the final episode of the legendary Skywalker Saga.
The last week of January 2020 saw an increase in domestic box office sales by more than 12% than that of 2019. Expectations are still high as much-awaited movies like Birds of Prey are forecasted to bump up sales figures in February.