Miami’s finest keep riding in first!
For a second weekend, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence went ballistic at the box office as BAD BOYS FOR LIFE remained in the number one spot with an estimated $34 million!
The R-rated return of Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett dipped by 46% from last weekend’s opening for a ten-day domestic total of $120.6 million, already taking aim at the $138.5 million domestic finish of Michael Bay‘s BAD BOYS II back in 2003.
Sony’s $90 million sequel from Belgian directing team Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah has also apprehended $95 million from international audiences for a worldwide total of $215.6 million.
The R-rated World War I drama 1917 marched up a spot to second place with $15.8 million on its third weekend in wide release. Universal’s $90 million Oscar contender from director Sam Mendes has rushed past the $100 million domestic mark and crawled over $200 million worldwide.
In third place was the PG-rated adventure DOLITTLE with $12.5 million. Despite scathing reviews, the Universal release only dropped by 43% from its opening last weekend, which either speaks to the drawing power of star Robert Downey Jr., or the lack of other recent theatrical options for families at the moment.
Director Stephen Gaghan‘s $175 million period fantasy with an all-star voice cast has a ten-day domestic total of $44.6 million and a worldwide total of $91 million.
Opening in fourth place was the new R-rated crime-comedy THE GENTLEMEN with $11 million.
Director Guy Ritchie‘s latest felonious ensemble piece, this time with Matthew McConaughey, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Grant, Colin Farrell, Charlie Hunnam and Henry Golding, has also nabbed $22.5 million from overseas for a worldwide total of $33.5 million.
Critics were generally entertained by the twisting drug business tale, giving the movie an average of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 51 on Metacritic. Spark up with the JoBlo review HERE.
In fifth place was the Sony sequel JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL with $7.9 million. After seven weekends, the PG-13 adventure comedy has made its way to a domestic total of $283.4 million and a worldwide total of $737.4 million, on a reported cost of $125 million.
In sixth place was the new PG-13 horror movie THE TURNING with an opening weekend of $7.3 million.
Adapted from the Henry James story “The Turn of the Screw” (and delayed from its planned release in February 2019), Universal’s thriller with Mackenzie Davis and “Stranger Things” kid Finn Wolfhard cost a reported $14 million.
Critics were not turning their thumbs skyward, giving the movie a 12% average on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 35 on Metacritic. Creep on over to the JoBlo review HERE.
On its sixth weekend, the saga conclusion STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER was in seventh place place with $5.1 million. The $275 million end of the sequel trilogy has a domestic total of $501.5 million and a worldwide total of $1.04 billion (still coming up short of the $523 million domestic and $1.05 billion global totals for ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY).
The PG-13 period drama LITTLE WOMEN was in eighth place with $4.7 million. After five weekends, filmmaker Greta Gerwig‘s $40 million adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic story has a domestic total of $93.7 million and a worldwide total of $146.7 million.
In ninth place was the Michael B. Jordan/Jamie Foxx legal drama JUST MERCY with $4 million on its third weekend in wide release. The fact-based Warner Bros. release directed by Destin Daniel Cretton has a domestic total of $27 million and $30.4 million worldwide.
Closing out the list was the PG-13 murder mystery KNIVES OUT with $3.6 million on its ninth weekend. The only pre-Thanksgiving release still in the Top 10, Rian Johnson‘s A-list crime-comedy has a domestic total of $151.8 million and $282.9 million worldwide, on a reported cost of $40 million.
Outside the chart, the R-rated Tiffany Haddish/Rose Byrne/Salma Hayek comedy LIKE A BOSS went out of business, and Disney’s fantasy sequel FROZEN II skated off the list with a cool $469.8 million domestic and $1.41 billion worldwide.
In limited release, the Vietnam war drama THE LAST FULL MEASURE with Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson and Ed Harris opened on 614 screens for a $1 million weekend. Critics gave the fact-based story a 61% average on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 52 on Metacritic (the JoBlo review is HERE).
And after 16 weekends, filmmaker Bong Joon ho‘s acclaimed comedy-drama PARASITE has collected a domestic total of $30.9 million despite never placing in the Top 10. The R-rated story of a grifter family has a worldwide total of $150.8 million on a reported $11 million cost.
Next weekend closes out the month with the fairy tale horror movie GRETEL & HANSEL and the Blake Lively/Jude Law thriller THE RHYTHM SECTION.
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