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https://deadline.com/2020/01/bad-boys-for-life-dolittle-1917-weekend-box-office-1202833726/

 

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Sony’s Bad Boys for Life, a sequel 17 years in the waiting, previewed at 3,154 theaters last night making a great $6.36M.

 

Compared to other MLK action features, Ride Along made $1.1M off 9PM previews back in 2014 while Ride Along 2 grossed $1.3M off 7PM showtimes. The Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-team drew 39% African american, 33% Caucasian, 17% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 7% others. Dominant crowds were 45% males 25+, 28% females 25+, 16% males under 25, and 10% females under 25.

 

Critics overall enjoyed the movie at 75% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes and Thursday night audience really liked what they saw giving the Adil and Bilall directed action film 4 1/2 stars and a 73% definite recommend.

 

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This is HUGE! I imagine $50M+ 4-day has to be a lock now.

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1 minute ago, filmlover said:

This is HUGE! I imagine $50M+ 4-day has to be a lock now.

Wouldn't that previews mean 50 mil 3-day? Don't see the movie being so frontloaded.

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3 minutes ago, filmlover said:

This is HUGE! I imagine $50M+ 4-day has to be a lock now.

50M for the 3-Day and 60M for the 4-Day isn't totally crazy at this point.

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Just now, lorddemaxus said:

Wouldn't that previews mean 50 mil 3-day? Don't see the movie being so frontloaded.

Yeah, probably. It's likely gonna skew older than usual for an action movie considering how much time has passed since the previous movie (plus the original now being a quarter-century old movie).

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2 minutes ago, The Horror of Lucas Films said:

2020 is off to a fantastic start so far. 

I think 2020 is going to be a much more interesting year to watch than last year because of unpredictable breakouts like 1917 and this one. We only started to get smaller breakouts like these ones last year around the second half of the year (with films like Hustlers, Knives Out, and FvF)

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Regarding Dolittle:

 

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Dolittle previews began at 4PM yesterday. Universal will have them soon. The $175M production is expected to bomb this weekend with a $24M-$28M take. Exits for the Robert Downey Jr. were better among families who turned out at 43% on PostTrak with 4 1/2 stars from parents (17%) and 4 1/2 stars from kids under 12 (26%). General audiences at 57% stuck their tongues out at the taking animal movie giving it 2 1/2 stars.

 

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AMAZING! Glass had 3.7M Thursday last year and opened to over 40M for the 3day. I would say that 50M 3day and 60M+ 4day more than likely. WOM seems solid also.

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Dolittle did $925K. Well, I guess good thing Universal has some positive news in the form of 1917 happening right now.

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2 minutes ago, lorddemaxus said:

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Those are actually spectacular scores from the parents and kids (4.5 stars each) for Dolittle, considering the critics...

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6 minutes ago, sfran43 said:

 

 

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40M+ 4day is more than locked at this point. 60M likely, and watch out with WOM spreading

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