‘Bad Boys For Life’ scores franchise-best $38.6m international box office bow

Screen | 1/20/2020 | Jeremy Kay
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After a 17-year break Columbia Pictures introduced the latest instalment in the Bad Boys action franchise and reaped early rewards as Bad Boys For Life set a franchise-best $38.6m to lead the weekend’s international box office.

Awards season heavyweight 1917 climbed to $62m internationally and $139m worldwide through Universal and Amblin Partners in the second session, while Universal’s Dolittle stands on the cusp of $50m globally.

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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returned to the Bad Boys action franchise after a 17-year break and the results were highly encouraging as Bad Boys For Life set a franchise record $38.6m international bow. That complemented the $59.2m number one North American debut and both sets of results contribute to an estimated $97.8m global weekend.

The action thriller swept into Germany on $5.1m including previews for top spot, and in other table-topping performances arrived in the Middle East on $5.1m (and number one in all 12 markets), Australia on $3.9m, Mexico on $3.8m, and Spain on $2.2m. Bad Boys For Life opened in South Korea, Taiwan and Indonesia on $3.2m over five days, $1.7m and $1m, respectively. Upcoming key markets include France on January 22, Russia on January 23, Brazil on January 30, Japan on January 31, and Italy on February 20.

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The UK leads the pack on $42.6m, followed by China on $41.2m, Australia on $28.5m, France on $24.6m, and Germany on $23.1m.

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