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Bad Boys Shoot to #1 at the Box Office Dolittle Does Little

A follow-up to 1995's "Bad Boys" and 2003's "Bad Boys II", the film reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as seasoned Miami cops forced to reckon with the violence they've wreaked as retirement looms on the horizon.

With expectations set between $38 million to $45 million, it was an undeniably successful weekend for Bad Boys For Life. Bad Boys for Life It is priced much lower than $ 90 million, and proved to be a ideal action programmer for January. Of that, $ 68 million comes from the United States, making it the largest opening weekend in January ever.

"It's a great brand with two terrific stars, a beloved franchise and it feels like summertime in January", said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for Comscore.

In third was a film that has done rather better with the critics, last weekend's box office leader, "1917", also from Universal. Smith also produced the film, directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah. Universal Pictures released "Dolittle" against the actioner "Bad Boys for Life" in theaters across the country, and the match-up turned out to be a little one-sided.

As for critical reception, Dolittle sits at an abysmal 18% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. "Dolittle" was supposed to open last May, though it was delayed twice due to problems behind the camera. That timing proved unfortunate, given Universal just endured a big-budget flop with "Cats". And then the week before the film was released, the press was largely prevented from doing what is NEVER a good sign.

Despite the lack of big stars, it was awarded both the Golden Globe and the Producers Guild of America for best drama and is now the favorite for the best picture at the Oscars. The Greta Gerwig-directed title that has been nominated for six Oscars will bring in $7.4 million by Monday. An worldwide bailout isn't likely either, as it grossed $17 million from 42 markets for a global total through Sunday of $50 million. The political satire, in which writer-director Taika Waititi portrays a fictional Hitler, has made $23.8 million to date.

Meanwhile, Lucasfilm & # 39; s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker It fell from # 2 to # 5 with $ 8.3 million for a domestic travel of $ 492 million and a worldwide amount of $ 1.028 billion.



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