Bad Boys for Life has reinvigorated the Bad Boys franchise with stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence after a big opening weekend that saw the film go to #1 at the Australian box office.
The follow up to 2003’s Bad Boys II made $5.74m to top last week’s #1 film 1917 which has made $3.56m in its second weekend of release.
The other two new arrivals this week where Robert Downey Jr.’s Dolittle which made $3.38m and Bombshell which stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie making $1.84m in its first week of release.
The films to slide out of the top five this week were #6 Little Women which made $1.42m bringing its three week total to $11.34m, and #7 The Gentlemen which brought its total to $10.38m after making $1.42m.
Other noticeable performances outside of the top five include:
#8 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker made $1.06m as its total of $45.12m seems like it will fall short of the $52.95m needed to top Jurrasic World and enter the top 10 all-time for the Australian box office.
# 11 Frozen 2 which made $702,342 as its total sits at $38.74m which is within striking distance of the $41m needed to usurp Toy Story 4 which was the highest-grossing animated film of 2019.
It was another solid weekend for Australian theatres with eight films making over $1m to push the Australian box office to an 8% increase with a total of $25.08m.
#1 Bad Boys For Life $5.74m
The latest film in the franchise has had the highest average per screen in the country this past weekend making $15,563 on 369 screens.
#2 1917 $3.56m
It has only taken two weeks for the film to amass a total of $10.42m as the film continues to build momentum in the lead up to the Academy Awards. In its second week of release, it only had a decline of 26% on its opening weekend as it averaged $13,912 on 256 screens.
#3 Dolittle $3.38m
Robert Downey Jr.’s first film since the record-breaking Avengers: Endgame has opened in third spot at the Australian box office after averaging $11,502 on 294 screens.
#4 Jumanji: The Next Level $2.36m
After four weeks the action-comedy continues to run wild at the Australian box office after bringing its total to a healthy $41.05m as it now sits among the highest-grossing movies of the past 12 months. This past weekend the film averaged $5,830 on 405 screens.
#5 Bombshell $1.84m
The film based on the true story of several women at Fox News who expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment averaged $8,648 on 213 screens.