For the third straight weekend Sony Pictures Bad Boys For Life has topped the North American box office. The film faced little competition a new releases this week fell below expectations.
Bad Boys For Life topped the box office with an estimated $17.7m this weekend. The film’s domestic gross now tops an impressive $148m, easily making it the highest grossing release in the Bad Boys franchise. A fourth film is now in development.
Internationally, Bad Boys continued to perform well bringing in an estimated $30.8m and elevating the film’s international cume to $142.7m for a franchise best, $271m global total.
Holding on strong in second place was Universal’s 1917 delivering an estimated $9.66m this weekend. That pushes the film’s domestic total to just shy of $120m.
Internationally, 1917 brought in an estimated $20.9m from 61 markets, this week included openings in Russia, Taiwan, Sweden, and Thailand. The international gross currently stands at $129.8m.
According to BoxOfficeMojo, Universal also took third place with Robert Downey Jr. vehicle Dolittle. Unfortunately the film is performing much like its name, bringing in just $7.7m. The struggling $175m production has now managed to gross just over $55m domestically as it kicks off its third week in release.
Internationally Dolittle has now grossed over $71m after bringing in an estimated $17.7m this weekend from its 63 markets. The film’s global cume now stands at $126.6m with releases in France, here in the UK, Brazil, Russia and Japan yet to come along with a release date for China not yet set.
Rounding out the top five this weekend were United Artists Gretel & Hansel which grossed an estimated $6m and STXfilms’s The Gentlemen which also grossed in the region of $6m.