AFP, published on Sunday January 19, 2020 at 19h58
No, you didn’t come back in the 1990s, and yet the “Bad Boys” Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and a new Doctor Dolittle are at the head of the North American box office, according to estimates published on Sunday by the specialized company. Exhibitor Relations.
For its theatrical release, “Bad Boys for Life”, the third installment of the famous detective saga, collected $ 59.2 million in Canada and the United States, thanks to an apparently timeless recipe: well-felt valves between the two buddies Will Smith and Martin Lawrence and spectacular explosions.
Unlike his two big brothers “Bad Boys” (1995) and “Bad Boys 2”, both directed by Michael Bay, this sequel is the work of the Belgians Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah.
The film is ahead of the ranking not a sequel but a remake: “Dolittle”, the story of this doctor able to communicate with animals. After Rex Harrison in the 1967 version and Eddie Murphy in the more famous 1998 version, this time Robert Downey Jr. plays the good doctor.
Directed by Stephen Gaghan, this new version raised $ 22.5 million for its first weekend of operation.
Sam Mendes’ spectacular war film “1917”, one of the Oscar favorites with ten nominations, fell from first to third place at 22.1 million.
Behind him we find “Jumanji: Next Level”, with 9.5 million dollars, and “Star Wars: The rise of Skywalker” which marks time with “only” 8.4 million this weekend.
Here’s the rest of the Top 10:
6. “The Way of Justice”: $ 6 million
7. “Daughters of Doctor March”: 5.9 million
8. “Knives pulled”: 4.3 million
9. “Like a Boss”: 3.8 million
10. “Frozen 2”: 3.7 million