Sony Pictures Bad Boys For Life held on to the top spot in North America this week with a strong holdover in its second weekend frame. The film held off competition from holdovers 1917 and Dolittle, plus the opening of Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen which had to settle for forth place.
Bad Boys For Life closed out the weekend with an estimated $34m, bringing its domestic total up to a respectable $120m after ten days in release and dipping just -46% from its opening weekend. The film is now only $20 shy of becoming the highest grossing film in the franchise, a fourth Bad Boys entry is now in the works.
Internationally, Bad Boys added a further 19 markets and grossed $42m this weekend. That pushes the international tally to $95m and brings a global cume estimating around $215m. According to BoxOfficeMojo, the weekend’s top market was Russia where the film brought in an estimated $4.7m. This is closely followed by France ($4.1m), Belgium ($1.4m), Netherlands ($1.5m), Ukraine ($1.1m), Colombia ($1.1m) and South Africa ($1m). Our home market in the UK remains the film’s top overseas market where it has grossed $10.7m to date.
In second place, Universal’s 1917 held on strong grossing a further $15.8m, dipping just -28% on the previous weekend. The war epic’s domestic total now sits at an estimated $103.8m. Internationally, 1917 added an estimated $23.7m from 50 markets, including new openings in Brazil, Italy, Norway, Indonesia and Colombia with the international cume now close to $97m. For those doing the math, that’s a global tally that now tops $200m.
Rounding out the US domestic top five is Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level which brought in an estimated $7.9m and pushing the sequel’s domestic performance over $283m. The film added a further $9.6m this weekend internationally, bringing the global total to $738m. Though it looks unlikely to reach the $1 billion mark, Jumanji: The Next Level is still a huge success for the studio.
For those keeping a close eye on the performance of The Rise of Skywalker, the ninth film in the main Star Wars saga has this week become only the fifteenth film to cross $500m at the US box office. Its current total sits at $501.5m with a further $544.6m internationally. That brings the J.J. Abrams directed picture to $1.04b globally.
Until next week Super Friends…