Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life,’ ‘1917’ March Past ‘The Gentlemen’
Elsewhere, new horror pic ‘The Turning’ becomes the second film of 2020 to receive a rare F CinemaScore.
Sony’s Bad Boys for Life continues to impress at the North American box office, where it topped Friday’s chart with $8.9 million for a projected second weekend haul of $30 million or more.
To boot, the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence action comedy will zoom past the $100 million mark domestically by Sunday, its 10th day in release.
Sam Mendes’ Oscar best picture contender, 1917, will also cross the century mark sometime over the weekend for Amblin and Universal. The World War I epic looks to place No. 2 for the frame with a stellar $14 million in its third weekend in wide release.
Elsewhere, new offering The Gentlemen, directed by Guy Ritchie, is projected to come in No. 3 for the weekend with around $10 million, in line with expectations. Males made up 60 percent of Friday’s audience, while nearly half of ticket buyers were 35 and older.
The Gentlemen, a star-studded comedic crime-caper, stars Matthews McConaughey as an American expat living in London who wants to sell off his cannabis empire. The ensemble is rounded out by Charlie Hunnam, Hugh Grant, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong and Colin Farrell.