Bad Boys For Life continued to impress at the weekend box office, taking the crown for the second straight week. The film added $34 million dollars to its total, taking the pic over the $100 million mark in just two weeks. It's running total stands at $120.6 million, and at some point in the next few days it will eclipse Bad Boys 2 as the franchise gross leader.
Climbing back into second to Bad Boys For Life is the Sam Mendes war film 1917, adding $15.8 million and also crossing the $100 million mark. In its third week of wide release, the film has now grossed $103.9 million and will continue to ride awards momentum for a couple more weeks. In third was Dolittle, taking in $12.5 million. That pic is sinking fast, and in another week or two when it has opened everywhere we will know how much of a write-off Universal can expect on the film.
Rounding out the top five were the new Guy Ritchie mob comedy The Gentlemen with $11 million and Jumanji: The Next Level with $7.9 million. The former opens a bit softer than some anticipated, but a lower budget and good word of mouth should carry that one to a profit. In yet another January horror bomb, The Turning placed sixth this weekend with a paltry $7.3 million and after The Grudge becomes the second horror film this month to receive an "F" from CinemaScore.
The Box Office Top 10 for the weekend of January 24:
- Bad Boys For Life- $34 million
- 1917- $15.8 million
- Dolittle- $12.5 million
- The Gentlemen- $11 million
- Jumanji: The Next Level- $7.9 million
- The Turning- $7.3 million
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker- $5.1 million
- Little Women- $4.7 million
- Just Mercy- $4.1 million
- Knives Out- $3.65 million
Next week sees the release of the Blake Lively revenge thriller The Rhythm Section, as well as yet another January horror entry trying to impress audiences, Gretel & Hansel. It is not a higher bar to clear so far for the latter.