Bad Boys for Life is taking another lap past the finish line at the box office.
For the third week in a row, the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence film took the lead with an estimated $18 million, according to Comscore. Following behind in second place is Sam Mendes’ 1917 with $10 million, and Dolittle in third with $8 million. Closing out the top five is newcomer Gretel and Hansel ($6.1 million), and The Gentlemen ($6 million).
A weekend like Super Bowl keeps people at home much more than a regular weekend. It’s important to keep that in mind while seeing numbers that are normal than usual.
Based on the Grimm fairytale Hansel & Gretel, Gretel and Hansel tells the spooky story of the brother (Sam Leakey) and sister (Sophia Lillis) duo who find themselves in the dark woods looking for food. Their search leads them to a house full of sweet treats as far as the eye can see, but is it too good to be true?
The Oz Perkins directed film received mixed reviews from critics and moviegoers alike. Cinemascore gives the film a C-, and Rotten Tomato critics give it a 56% rotten rating.
This is one of many attempts at bringing this fairytale to life, with 2013’s Hansel & Gretel starring Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton fairing much better during its opening weekend. Without accounting for inflation, their action-packed reanimation debuted with nearly $20 million.
Blake Lively made her big return to the big screen since welcoming her third child with husband Ryan Reynolds this weekend in The Rhythm Section. The action drama tells the story of a grieving daughter (Lively) hellbent on revenge after discovering the plane crash that killed her family wasn’t an accident at all.
The Reed Morano-directed film, based on the Mark Burnell novel of the same name, co-stars Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown, and Max Casella.
EW gave the film a C saying, “Lively digs gamely into the grit of her character, but there’s so little heft behind the script that she often comes across as sullen, or just painfully clueless. (The story also makes her British, though you’d only know it every third or fourth word.). Moviegoers mostly agree, they’ve rated it a C+, according to Cinemascore.
Overall, box office is up 10.8 percent year-to-date, according to Comscore. Check out the Jan. 31-Feb. 2. numbers below:
- Bad Boy for Life— $18 million
- 1917—$10 million
- Dolittle— $8 million
- Gretel and Hansel—$6.1 million
- The Gentlemen— $6 million
- Jumanji: The Next Level— $6 million
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—$3.2 million
- The Turning—$3 million
- Little Women—$3 million
- The Rhythm Section—$2.8
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