‘Bad Boys for Life’ Crossing $100 Million Worldwide

Lawrence Kim
January 20, 2020

Just yesterday, Mikel told us that Sony has already launched a sequel to the hilarious "Bad Boys For Life" in which Chris Bremmer, this time alone, he will repeat as writer of the adventures of detectives Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett.

The film debuted this weekend along with No. 2 Dolittle, which brought in $22.5 million.

Hollywood dusted off two once lucrative franchises for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, but only one got the bulk of the theater going action. The Disney film, which focuses on the final chapter of the Luke Skywalker saga, has also earned more than $ 492 million domestically.

The official Bad Boys Instagram account had been teasing fans with behind-the-scene photos showing the stars on set. The Robert Downey Jr. movie did work better than forecasts, but nevertheless took in only $22.5 million on more than 4,000 displays ($30 million by Monday). The film has a long way to go in order to match the film's production budget, which is a hefty $175 million. It was poorly received, with a B CinemaScore and a 19% "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

"Dolittle" hardly surpassed the first World War film "1917", which took first place last week. That's two percentage points lower than "Cats", Universal's other critically panned film that bombed at the box office at the end of 2019.

Sony's "Jumanji: The Next Level", slid one spot from last weekend to fourth, taking in $9.6 million ($12.6 million). And then the week before the film was released, the press was largely prevented from doing what is NEVER a good sign.

In another blockbuster, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" broke the $ 1 billion mark worldwide after five weeks. It was expected to pull in $38 to $45 million.

At No. 8, Lionsgate's "Knives Out" added $4.3 million in its eighth weekend for a cumulative $146 million. That's the second-best opening ever during the four-day holiday weekend, passing the Ice Cube/Kevin Hart comedy "Ride Along" ($48.6 million).

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