Whatcha gonna do when they come for you? Give a massive boost to the box office, that’s what. As Bad Boys: Ride Or Die not only took the top spot but also gave a huge boost to the box office in general.

Bad Boys For Life

We knew that Bad Boys: Ride Or Die was going to do well as the movie was tracking for a $50 million to $60 million opening. The movie also did well in Thursday previews, earning $5.9 million in Thursday previews alone.

The great news is that this momentum continued, and made Bad Boys: Ride Or Die the first bonafide success of the summer movie season. As per Box Office Mojo, the movie brought in $56 million. This is still shy of the $62 million opening that Bad Boys For Life had, but considering that Bad Boys For Life came out pre-pandemic, and without the lingering issue of a Hollywood strike, it’s actually far less off than it potentially could’ve been.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

This is also, of course, Will Smith’s biggest movie since the infamous Oscar’s slap. Many pundits were wondering how that would affect the box office, but for better or worse, it seems like Will Smith is still a box office draw for the general public.

With a production budget of $100 million, Bad Boys: Ride Or Die has already earned $104 million worldwide. The movie doesn’t have far to go to become profitable, which it would have to made $200 million or more. However, with Inside Out 2 releasing next week, that will undoubtedly diminish some of its box office earnings in the second weekend.

The Rest Of The Box Office

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The Garfield Movie fell to second but still earned $10 million. Making Sony the distributor for the top two movies at the box office.

IF remained in third with $8 million.

The Watchers debuted in fourth place, with $7 million. This is the film by M. Night Shyamalan’s daughter, Ishana Night Shyamalan. The movie was not well-received and poor reviews seemingly have detered audiences from seeing the movie. The movie was financed by M. Night Shyamalan but sold to Warner Bros. Discovery for $30 million. So while it’s difficult to know how much the movie was made for, it would likely have to make $60 million to be considered profitable for Warner Bros. Discovery and currently it’s at $11 million worldwide.

Finally, Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes fell to fifth place, earning $5.4 million.

Next Weekend’s Predictions

Inside Out 2 is the big release next weekend and it’s going to be big.

Disney is tracking it at a $85 million opening, which would be the biggest opening of the year and easily outpace recent Pixar efforts, such as Wish, Elemtnal, and Lightyear. All of which struggled to find audiences.

Undoubtedly the movie will be number one. Adults and male audience members may still skew towards Bad Boys: Ride Or Die. Depending on how much Inside Out 2 will take away from Bad Boys: Ride Or Die‘s box office, I see it being in second place but the question is whether it’s going to drop off anywhere from 30% to 60% over next week.

Realistically I see it dropping 40% over the next week. Since it still fills a niche that will cater to adult audiences that don’t want to see a Pixar movie. Also, with Disney movies having a quick turnaround onto Disney+, that may deter some people from seeing the film as they may wait out a Disney+ release.

As always we’ll find out next week!

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