Weekend Box Office (January 24 - 26, 2020)
THIS WEEKEND Will Smith and Martin Lawrence easily held onto their box office title as the action sequel Bad Boys For Life remained at number one for a second consecutive time grossing an estimated $34M. The 46% decline was quite good considering this is a franchise film coming off of a holiday weekend launch. Sony has now banked $120.6M in the first ten days and has a shot at hitting the $200M mark domestically - a rare achievement for R-rated films.
The war film 1917 is turning into an Oscar frontrunner and curious audiences continued to come out to see it. Universal grossed an estimated $15.8M this weekend declining only 28% and surpassing the century mark in the process at $103.9M and counting. January is not done yet and we already have two 2020 films breaking the $100M mark - a brand new release and a late 2019 platform pic which expanded wide in 2020. With continued Oscar interest, 1917 may even pass $150M as well.
The poorly-reviewed kidpic Dolittle fell 43% in its second weekend taking in an estimated $12.5M. Robert Downey Jr. saw his domestic cume climb to $44.7M which is below what an expensive project like this would need after the first ten days. But overseas numbers are stronger for Universal with $46.4M to date for a global gross of $91.1M with most key markets like China not even open yet.
Guy Ritchie's action comedy The Gentlemen got off to a good start with an opening weekend of an estimated $11M from 2,165 locations for a respectable $5,095 average. Well-liked by film critics, the R-rated project with an all-star cast skewed towards older men and earned a nice B+ grade from CinemaScore for STX. Overseas markets have contributed $22.5M with many key territories still to come.
Still pulling in audiences in week 7 was Jumanji: The Next Level with an estimated $7.9M, down a slim 19%, for a new total of $283.4M, easily on its way into the $300M+ club. An F grade from CinemaScore audiences is not helping the new horror movie The Turning find any new fans. The PG-13 thriller opened with an estimated $7.3M from 2,571 locations for a weak $2,839 average. Reviews were terrible and paying crowds are in agreement for this Universal release.
Dropping 38% was Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker with an estimated $5.2M for Disney joining the half-billion club. New totals are now $501.6M domestic, $544.6M international and $1.046 billion global. Sony followed with its Oscar nominee Little Women which collected an estimated $4.7M, off just 26%, for a new cume of $93.7M heading past the century mark.
Just Mercy held well dipping 30% to an estimated $4.1M but has only taken in $27.1M to date for Warner Bros. The whodunit hit Knives Out remained in the top ten for a ninth consecutive weekend grossing an estimated $3.7M. Off only 15%, the Lionsgate film has grossed $151.9M in North America, $134.9M abroad, and $286.8M worldwide.
The top ten films grossed an estimated $106.1M which was up 44% from last year when Glass stayed at number one with $18.9M; and up 4% from 2018 when Maze Runner: The Death Cure opened in the top spot with $24.2M.
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|#||Title||Jan 24 - 26||Jan 17 - 19||% Chg.||Theaters||Weeks||AVG||Cumulative||Distributor|
|1||Bad Boys For Life||$ 34,011,714||$ 62,504,105||-45.6||3,775||2||$ 9,010||$ 120,655,879||Sony|
|5||Jumanji: The Next Level||7,700,526||9,700,343||-20.6||3,121||7||2,467||283,246,326||Sony|
|7||Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker||5,572,678||8,289,048||-32.8||2,800||6||1,990||501,982,818||Disney|
|9||Just Mercy||4,031,215||5,776,473||-30.2||2,408||5||1,674||27,054,597||Warner Bros.|
|13||Spies in Disguise||1,760,765||2,672,354||-34.1||1,323||5||1,331||62,020,506||Fox|
|14||Like A Boss||1,504,826||4,040,410||-62.8||1,723||3||873||20,501,855||Paramount|
|15||Jojo Rabbit||1,405,254||1,489,335||-5.6||1,160||15||1,211||25,979,891||Fox Searchlight|
|17||The Last Full Measure||1,056,416||614||1||1,721||1,056,416||Roadside Attr.|
|18||Ford v Ferrari||815,945||1,072,856||-23.9||804||11||1,015||114,346,820||Fox|
|20||Weathering With You||668,607||1,808,533||-63.0||458||2||1,460||6,528,252||GKIDS|
|Top 5||$ 80,479,539||$ 124,321,741||-35.3|
|Top 20 vs. 2019||118,910,312||95,812,229||24.1|
Last Updated: January 26, 2020 at 12:10PM ET
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