"Box Office Battle" is The Fly's weekly roundup of what movies topped the weekend's box office.
Opening 17 years after the last installment in their franchise hit the big screen, Sony's (SNE) "Bad Boys for Life" earned an estimated $73.4M over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and $62.2M for the three days. Overseas, the movie collected $37.3M from 39 markets. "Bad Boys for Life" sports an A CinemaScore and a 76% Rotten Tomatoes rating.
BOX OFFICE RUNNERS-UP: Comcast (CMCSA) subsidiary Universal's "Dolittle," which starts Robert Downey Jr. in his first post-Iron Man role, debuted at number 2 with $29.5M for the four-day weekend. Behind it was Universal's "1917," which grossed an estimated $27M over the MLK holiday weekend, including $22M fort the three days. Sony's (SNE) "Jumanji: The Next Level" placed number 4 with $13M for the four days. Rounding out the top five, Disney's (DIS) "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" earned an estimated $10.5M over the four-day weekend.
MLK WEEKEND BOX OFFICE:
"Bad Boys for Life" - $73.4M
"Dolittle" – $29.5M
"1917" - $27M
"Jumanji: The Next Level" - $13M
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" - $10.5M
Other publicly traded companies in filmmaking include Lionsgate (LGF.A, LGF.B), ViacomCBS (VIAC) and AT&T (T).