Bad Boys still #1 as Midway joins the top 5

Carla Harmon
February 4, 2020

The buddy comedy has now earned over $148 million here in the USA, making it the highest grossing release in the Bad Boys franchise.

Leading the charge for a third straight week was Sony's Bad Boys sequel with an estimated $17.7million from 3,705 screens. Not making the top five but worth mentioning is "The Rhythm Section", which only made $2.8M at 3,049 locations.

Sony's action comedy "Bad Boys For Life" stayed atop the North American box office chart for the third weekend in a row with 17.67 million US dollars, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore. Two new films - United Artists' Gretel & Hansel and Paramount's The Rhythm Section- were dumped onto the market to indifferent reviews and empty auditoriums, while aging holdovers such as Bad Boys For Life and 1917 collected whatever cash they could grab from what turned out to be the second-worst Super Bowl weekend for the movie industry in the last decade and a half.

This weekend's other new release, "Gretel and Hansel", also had an underwhelming - though slightly less painful - opening weekend.

The reimagining of the Brothers Grimm folklore debuted to a muted $6 million from 3,007 theaters, enough to land in fourth place. Luckily, Orion Pictures spent about $5 million to produce the film, so it'll have a smaller path to profitability.

In second place was Sam Mendes' World War I epic 1917, grabbing an estimated $9.66 million in its fourth week of wide release and fifth week overall. Based on the well-known German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, the film, helmed by Oz Perkins, the film follows a two children stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil in a dark wood.

The Oscar best picture frontrunner has also made its mark at the global box office, where the World War I drama has made $129 million.

Universal also secured the No. 3 slot with Dolittle, the $180 million family film starring Robert Downey Jr. The comedy added another $17.7 million over this past weekend to lift its three-week total to $148.1 million. Jumanji: The Next Level, $6 million7. The Gentlemen, $6 million6. The third film in the series has officially made $291 million per Variety.

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