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Entertainment 'Bad Boys for Life,' '1917' Blast Past $100 Million at Box Office

20:15  25 january  2020
20:15  25 january  2020 Source:   thewrap.com

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Sony's "Bad Boys for Life" and Universal's "1917" continue to drive the box office, as both films will cross $100 million domestic this weekend.

Will Smith et al. posing for the camera © TheWrap   "Bad Boys for Life" will take No. 1 again with an estimated $30 million second weekend, a 52% drop from the threequel's $62.5 million 3-day opening that would give it a domestic total of $117 million. "1917," which is in its third weekend wide, is estimated to earn $14 million to bring its total to $102 million domestic.

"1917" will be the fourth Best Picture Oscar nominee in this year's field to cross the $100 million mark, joining "Joker," "Ford v Ferrari," and 'Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood." Another nominee, Sony's "Little Women," is close to the mark with $4.2 million grossed in its fifth weekend and a $93 million total. If and when "Little Women" crosses the milestone, it will make 2020 the first year since 2013 in which five Best Picture nominees grossed over $100 million in North America.

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In third is Universal's "Dolittle" with a second weekend total of $11.1 million, which would give it a 10-day total of $43.2 million that's well shy of its $175 million budget. Just behind it is new release "The Gentlemen" from STX, which is meeting tracker expectations of a $10 million opening from 2,165 screens. STX paid $7 million for distribution rights, so this will be a success for the studio.

However, "The Gentlemen" is performing below the $15.2 million opening for another STX action film, "Den of Thieves," which opened in January 2018. Reception has been generally positive with a B+ on CinemaScore and 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, so it is likely that "Bad Boys for Life" is peeling away audiences looking for an action film.

Close together for the No. 5 spot are Sony's "Jumanij: The Next Level" and Universal's new release "The Turning," with "Jumanji" having a narrow lead at $7 million compared to $6.8 million for "The Turning."

'1917' Turns Golden Globe Win Into $36.8 Million Box Office Opening

  '1917' Turns Golden Globe Win Into $36.8 Million Box Office Opening Universal's release strategy for DreamWorks' "1917" has paid off. After a limited Christmas Day release and a surprise Golden Globe Best Picture win, Sam Mendes' World War I film went wide this weekend and beat expectations with a $36.5 million opening from 3,434 screens. When added to the film's $2.7 million limited domestic run and a $21.1 million overseas start, "1917" has a global total of $60.3 million, topping the $59.4 million total earned by Universal's other December release, "Cats," from four weeks of wide release.

While "The Turning" has a far smaller budget and marketing spend than recent Universal flops "Cats" and "Dolittle," it has now become the second film this month to earn the dreaded F on CinemaScore, joining Sony's "The Grudge." Also like "The Grudge," critics have panned the film with a 13% Rotten Tomatoes score. Overall, "The Turning" is the 21st film in the history of the CinemaScore audience poll to receive an F.

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