“Bad Boys for Life” easily retained the domestic box-office crown for the third week in a row, the action sequel holding onto the top with a further $17.7 million estimated for the three-day weekend at the box-office.
In fact, the top three aren’t moving, with both “1917” and “Dolittle” staying in place with $9.8 million and $8.2 million respectively. Of the newcomers, “Gretel & Hansel” is in fourth with $6.1 million over three days, while the Blake Lively-led “The Rhythm Section” is bombing on impact with $3.1 million and a likely eighth-place finish.
It scored mixed reviews, but ‘Gretel’ was made for cheap and won’t be hurt too bad. ‘Rhythm’ on the other hand is not only Lively’s worst wide opening ever but scored bad critical and audience reviews with a 30% RT score and a C+ on PostTrak along with both being a more expensive $50 million production.
Guy Ritchie’s “The Gentlemen” is still pleasing the crowds with a drop of just 44% and a $5.9 million haul in its second outing.