Saturday Update: Sony reports that Bad Boys for Life added $8.925 million on Friday, bringing its domestic cume to $95.6 million through eight days of play. The breakout sequel continues to draw strong turnout after its excellent holiday weekend start and could top $30 million for its sophomore frame this weekend.
1917 claimed second place for Universal yesterday with another $4.02 million. The WWI epic regained some premium screens this weekend and now stands at $92.1 million domestically. We’re projecting a $14.3 million third weekend in wide release.
STX’s The Gentlemen debuted in third place on Friday with $3.72 million, in the middle of our expected range entering the weekend. That figure bests the $3.65 million first day of Cold Pursuit last year and sets the Guy Ritchie film on course for an opening weekend north of $10 million.
In fourth place, Dolittle tacked on $2.74 million to begin its second weekend. The family film now stands at $34.9 million stateside after eight days, eyeing a $13 million sophomore frame.
Capping off the top five, The Turning debuted to $2.51 million on Friday — comparable to Underwater‘s $2.5 million earlier this month. We’re projecting around $6.9 million for the overall debut weekend.
Meanwhile, Jumanji: The Next Level is again showing its staying power with another $1.7 million earned on Friday — now claiming $277.3 million domestically — and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker added $1.26 million as it looks to clear the $500 million domestic threshold before the end of Sunday.
Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic)
FRI, JAN. 24 – SUN, JAN. 26
|1||Bad Boys For Life||$30,000,000||-52%||3,775||0||$7,947||$116,644,165||2||Sony / Columbia|
|4||The Gentlemen||$10,900,000||—||2,165||—||$5,035||$10,900,000||1||STX Entertainment|
|5||Jumanji: The Next Level||$7,100,000||-27%||3,121||-202||$2,275||$282,645,800||7||Sony Pictures|
|6||The Turning||$6,900,000||—||2,571||—||$2,684||$6,900,000||1||Universal Pictures|
|7||Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker||$5,300,000||-36%||2,800||-258||$1,893||$501,710,140||6||Disney|
|8||Little Women||$4,500,000||-29%||2,528||25||$1,780||$93,527,401||5||Sony Pictures|
|9||Just Mercy||$3,900,000||-32%||2,408||-49||$1,620||$26,923,382||5||Warner Bros.|
|12||Like a Boss||$1,500,000||-63%||1,723||-1358||$871||$20,497,029||3||Paramount Pictures|
|13||Spies in Disguise||$1,500,000||-44%||1,323||-438||$1,134||$61,759,741||5||20th Century Fox|
|14||Jojo Rabbit||$1,300,000||-13%||1,160||155||$1,121||$1,300,000||15||Fox Searchlight|
|15||Underwater||$1,000,000||-73%||1,677||-1114||$596||$15,710,984||3||20th Century Fox|
|1||Ford v. Ferrari||$760,000||-29%||804||-276||$945||$114,290,875||11||20th Century Fox|
|3||The Grudge||$280,000||-69%||420||-557||$667||$20,727,664||4||Sony Pictures|
|4||A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood||$200,000||-32%||240||-125||$833||$60,922,027||10||Sony Pictures|
|6||Once Upon a Time In Hollywood||$110,000||-66%||325||-380||$338||$141,823,823||27||Sony Pictures|
|1||Maleficent: Mistress of Evil||$55,000||-23%||90||-15||$611||$113,838,669||15||Disney|
|2||A Hidden Life||$38,000||-20%||43||-12||$884||$1,692,540||7||Fox Searchlight|
Friday Report: STX and Guy Ritchie’s The Gentlemen got off to a solid start with $725K from last night’s opening shows at 1,885 locations domestically, setting the stage for a healthy debut weekend. The R-rated crime comedy registered ahead of last year’s Cold Pursuit ($540K) and just behind The Foreigner‘s $775K back in autumn 2017.
Meanwhile, Universal’s The Turning earned $425K from its 7pm start at 2,220 locations last night. That figure comes in just south of Underwater ($500K) earlier this month and slightly better than The Prodigy ($350K) one year ago.
As covered in our earlier forecast for the weekend, Bad Boys for Life will easily retain the top spot again this weekend after its second-best-ever MLK opening one frame ago. Holdovers 1917 and Dolittle should fill out the top three ahead of this weekend’s wide openers, though The Gentlemen could be a dark horse candidate to challenge for third place if it breaks out beyond expectations after Thursday night.
More updates to follow throughout the weekend.