Bad Boys for Life stays atop box office, crosses $120 million

While it may not be for life, Bad Boys for Life successfully captured the box office crown for a second week.

The Will Smith/Martin Lawrence action comedy brought in another $34 million to its impressive opening week to take its tally to $120 million. That’s another $100 million hit for Smith, who welcomes the rebound after Gemini Man managed a meager $48 million domestically. At least he had Aladdin’s $355 million domestic gross to hold him over.

Lawrence hasn’t had a major hit since back in 2006 with Big Momma’s House 2 bringing in $70 million. While he hasn’t had a lot of blockbusters, Lawrence has made a solid return on his investment as his 2000-present catalogue have all netted a profit.

Oscar contender 1917 is also going steady with a second place finish after earning $14.4 million in its third week. That puts 1917 over $100 million with a $104 million domestic gross.


Doolittle didn’t fare much better in its second weekend after debuting with a thud. The Robert Downey Jr. film brought in $12.5 million to reach $45 million. Making a profit off its $175 million budget seems a little out of reach at this point with it only reaching $91 million worldwide.

Guy Ritchie’s latest crime caper, The Gentlemen, brought in $11 million. That’s lower than Ritchie’s less than warmly received King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. That film only managed $39 million domestically. The good news for STX Entertainment is the film cost $7 million for distribution rights.

Jumanji: The Next Level is showing the same kind of staying power as its predecessor as it wraps the Top 5 with another $8 million for a total gross of $283 million.

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