‘Bad Boys 3’ Makes More Box Office History As It Tops $215M Worldwide
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on January 27, 2020
With a ten-day cume of $120 million domestic and $215 million worldwide (and a second-weekend drop closer to Mission: Impossible: Fallout than Hobbs & Shaw or John Wick: Chapter 3, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s Bad Boys for Life is about to become the biggest “new” January release of all time. Bad Boys For Life earned another $34 million (-46%) in its second domestic weekend, bringing its domestic cume up to $120 million in ten days of domestic release. In terms of legs, it’s actually better than the 46% second-weekend drop of Ride Along, a film that eventually earned 2.79x its $48 million Fri-Sun MLK weekend debut. At this rate, and with little in the way of competition next weekend, it should pass the unadjusted $133 million domestic cume of Bad Boys II (in 2003) by next weekend. It could be, by next Sunday, just over the unadjusted domestic total of Paul Blart: Mall Cop, which earned $146 million domestic from a $39 million Fri-Mon MLK weekend launch in 2009. That’ll make it, sans inflation, the biggest-grossing “new” January release (not counting Oscar season expansions) of all time.