The Gentlemen opens decently, but not with the bang expected.
Sony is celebrating its second weekend on top of the charts as Bad Boys for Life (#1) earned its second box office win. While its success was expected, the action/comedy was up against Guy Ritchie's return to cinemas with The Gentlemen (#4). The STX film had a solid debut this weekend, but not enough to break the top tier.
The same cant' be said about Universal's The Turning (#6). The horror film disappointed on top of earning pans from critics and audiences.
The success of Bad Boys for Life is on the heels of Sony announcing a fourth film in the franchise is now in the works. The third film in the series has now become the highestg-grossing of all three films. It's also celebrated success around the world where it's expected to top $100 million soon.
Though Universal is not happy about The Turning, they have much to celebrate with 1917. The Oscar frontrunner dipped just 28% after earning multiple Academy Awards nominations. Domestically, the WWI epic has earned just over $103 million.
Ritchie's aforementioned The Gentlemen earned $11 million and a B+ CinemaScore. While that number and score aren't bad news, the film isn't expected to be a huge box office success in the long run.
And, as mentioned, The Turning not only earned bad reviews from critics, but the CinemaScore for the horror film is a rare F. Audiences will not be lending the film and favors with word-of-mouth.
Oscar nominees for Best Picture will earn boosts over the next two weekends as theaters release each for additional runs. Parasite (#12) is expected to be the benefactor of the additional release.
In limited release, The Last Full Measure (#17) earned just over $1 million. Plus, Color Out of Space (#24), starring Nicolas Cage, opened on 81 screens, earning $217,800.
Leaving the box office are 2020 buddy comedy Like a Boss (#14) and Disney's massive sequel Frozen II (#11). The animated film has become the highest-grossing animated film of all time. This marks its first time outside of the Top Ten since it opened.
Next weekend, Blake Lively's The Rhythm Section hopes to earn high numbers as it opens wide. Thriller Gretel & Hansel will also open to over 2,500 theaters.
TOP TEN: (bold signifies a new release)
1. BAD BOYS FOR LIFE - $34 million
2. 1917 - $15.8 million
3. DOLITTLE - $12.5 million
4. THE GENTLEMEN - $11 million
5. JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL - $7.9 million
6. THE TURNING - $7.3 million
7. STAR WARS: EPISODE IX - THE RISE OF SKYWALKER - $5.17 million
8. LITTLE WOMEN - $4.7 million
9. JUST MERCY - $4.055 million
10. KNIVES OUT - $3.65 million
All box office numbers provided by BoxOfficeMojo.com.