With an estimated $34 million, Sony's Bad Boys for Life is proving to be a hit with audiences, repeating atop the weekend box office in its second weekend, dipping just -46% compared to the film's strong debut over the holiday weekend last week. The performance pushes the film's domestic cume over $120 million after just ten days in release and it is now less than $20 million shy of already becoming the highest grossing domestic release in the Bad Boys franchise with a fourth film already in the works.
Internationally, the film added another 19 markets and grossed $42 million this weekend, pushing the international cume to $95 million for a global tally reaching $215 million. The weekend's top market was Russia where Bad Boys for Life brought in an estimated $4.7 million followed by France ($4.1m), Belgium ($1.4m), Netherlands ($1.5m), Ukraine ($1.1m), Colombia ($1.1m) and South Africa ($1m). The United Kingdom remains the film's top overseas market where it has grossed $10.7 million thus far.
Universal's 1917 held on very well this weekend, dipping just -28%. The Best Picture contender exhibited its might, delivering an estimated $15.8 million this weekend, pushing the film's domestic cume to $103.8 million. Internationally, the film added an estimated $23.7 million from 50 markets, including new openings in Brazil, Italy, Norway, Indonesia and Colombia with the international cume now reaching just shy of $97 million for a global tally that now tops $200 million.
Universal also took home the weekend bronze as Dolittle dipped -43% in its sophomore frame, pulling in an estimated $12.5 million. The $175 million production still has plenty of work to do as its domestic cume now stands at $44.68 million. Internationally the film added $13.2 million this weekend, pushing the domestic overseas cume to $46.4 million for a global tally that currently stands just over $91 million.
Landing in fourth is STXFilms's release of Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen, pulling in an estimated $11 million this weekend to go along with a strong critical reception and a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day crowds. STX acquired North American rights to the film from Miramax for $7 million and following this weekend's performance is planning a "significant expansion in theaters next weekend". The opening weekend audience for the film was 60% male with 55% of the audience coming in aged between 25 and 44.
As for international rights, those remain with Miramax and following a limited release in just a few markets over the past few weeks, this weekend The Gentlemen added another 20 territories where it generated another $3.1 million, pushing the film's early international total to $22.5 million and an early global cume topping $33.5 million. The UK is still the top grossing market with an estimated $12.2 million so far while it has generated another $8.8 million in Australia and New Zealand. Key upcoming markets include France (Feb 5), Russia (Feb 13), Mexico (Feb 14) and Germany (Feb 27).
Rounding out the top five is Sony's Jumanji: The Next Level with an estimated $7.9 million, pushing the sequel's domestic performance over $283 million. The film also added another $9.6 million this weekend internationally, bringing the global cume to $738 million.
Just outside the top five is where we find Universal and DreamWorks's The Turning. The horror/thriller delivered an estimated $7.3 million and to go along with a poor critical response, opening day audiences gave the film a rare "F" CinemaScore, an opinion that was echoed by RottenTomatoes audiences, giving the film a 13% audience score to go along with a 3.7/10 score on IMDb. The film played to a crowd that was 52% female with 47% of the overall audience coming in aged 25 or older.
Internationally, The Turning earned an estimated $800k from openings in 13 markets, including Mexico and the United Kingdom. Amblin Partners and Universal are distributing the film internationally, with eOne distributing on behalf of Amblin in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and Benelux.
We would also be remiss if we didn't once again mention that Lionsgate's Knives Out had the smallest drop among wide release holdovers in the top ten for the seventh week in a row, dipping just -15% for a three-day gross totaling $3.65 million and a domestic cume that now totals $151.8 million. Internationally the film has grossed nearly $135 million for a global tally topping $286 million.
Additional notes from this past weekend include Neon's Parasite becoming the studio's highest grossing domestic release of all-time, bringing in nearly $31 million and topping I, Tonya's $30 million domestic gross from two years ago. Additionally, Disney's Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has now become only the 15th film to ever top $500 million at the domestic box office.
In limited release, Roadside's The Last Full Measure brought in an estimated $1.05 million from 614 theaters ($1,718 PTA); Disney's release of FIP's Panga brought in an estimated $281,000 from 102 locations ($2,754 PTA); and RLJ Entertainment's release of the H.P. Lovecraft sci-fi adaptation Color Out of Space opened in 81 venues with an estimated $217,800 ($2,689 PTA). As for Color Out of Space, the Nic Cage starrer now has a domestic cume totaling $358,164 as a result of over $140k coming from advanced sneak peek showings this past Wednesday and will be adding additional theaters next weekend.
Next weekend will see Paramount release the Blake Lively action-thriller The Rhythm Section in over 3,000 locations while UAR will test their hand with the fourth thriller of the new year already with Gretel & Hansel in over 2,500 theaters.
You can check out all of this weekend's estimated results right here and we'll be updating our charts with weekend actuals on Monday afternoon.
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