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World box office: ‘1917’ succumbs to ‘Bad Boys for Life’

/ 08:24 PM January 21, 2020
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“Bad Boys For Life” which is the third installment in the saga directed by Michael Bay, follows on from “Bad Boys” (1995) and “Bad Boys 2” (2003). Image: courtesy of Columbia Pictures via AFP Relaxnews

Sam Mendes’s film didn’t hold up for long against the return of Will Smith in “Bad Boys”. According to figures released by ComScore on Sunday, Jan. 19, the third chapter of the “Bad Boys” saga, “Bad Boys For Life”, has taken the top spot in the world box office. With nearly $97.8 million in ticket sales for its first weekend, Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s action film replaces historical drama “1917”, last week’s box office leader.

A winner of several awards and already a favorite for the 2020 Oscars, Sam Mendes’s “1917” dropped a slot in the rankings but still added an additional $48.2 million, bringing its total to $138 million less than two weeks after its release.


For its first weekend in American theaters, the comedy “Dolittle” starring Robert Downey Jr. took third place, bringing in more than $39.7 million.

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” has fallen rapidly in the rankings after three weeks at number one, dropping from second to fifth place over the weekend. The “Star Wars” saga’s latest film has nonetheless brought in more than a billion dollars worldwide.


Here are the World box office’s top 10 (in millions of dollars):

01. Bad Boys For Life – 97.8

02. 1917 – 48.2

03. Dolittle – 39.7

04. Jumanji: The Next Level – 26.6

05. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – 19.3

06. Frozen 2 – 15.7


07. Little Women- 12.1

08. Spies in Disguise – 10.9

09. Ip Man 4: The Finale – 9.3

10. Sheep Without a Shepherd – 8.4


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