The latest box office numbers are in, and Bad Boys for Life started strong to win the weekend. The action movie starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence pulled in an estimated $59.2 million for the January 17-19 weekend in the US and Canada to top all other movies, while its international results have the movie closing in on $100 million worldwide.
Bad Boys for Life is the first new entry in the action series since 2003’s Bad Boys II. The $59.2 million opening-weekend figure for Bad Boys for Life is the best domestic start for the series, surpassing Bad Boys II ($47 million), and Bad Boys ($15.6 million).
The new movie also stars Kate del Castillo, Paola Nunez, Alexander Ludwig, Joe Pantoliano, and Vanessa Hudgens. Bad Boys for Life is directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Action movie giant Michael Bay directed the first two Bad Boys movies; he has a cameo in Bad Boys for Life.
Bad Boys For Life made $38.6 million over the weekend from international markets, pushing the total haul to close to $100 million. The film is expected to surpass $100 million once the final weekend numbers come in, according to Variety. The movie reportedly had a $90 million budget before marketing.
The strong start for Bad Boys for Life is good news for Sony, which recently announced yet another Bad Boys movie starring Smith and Lawrence.
Last week’s No. 1 movie, 1917, pulled in another $22 million to finish this weekend in the No. 3 position. The Robert Downey Jr. movie Dolittle finished second, with $23 million. That is a very low result, given the movie reportedly had a $175 million budget. It was Robert Downey Jr.’s first post-Marvel movie. The film could end up losing $100 million, according to The Wrap.
Rounding out the top five were Jumanji: The Next Level ($10 million) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker ($8.4 million). This is the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in the US, so box office numbers will eventually include Monday figures once they come in.
You can see the full charts below, via Entertainment Weekly.
January 17-19 US Box Office
- Bad Boys for Life— $59.2 million
- Dolittle— $23 million
- 1917—$22 million
- Jumanji: The Next Level— $10 million
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—$8.4 million
- Just Mercy—$6 million
- Little Women—$6 million
- Knives Out—$4.3 million
- Like a Boss—$4.1 million
- Frozen 2— $4.2 million
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