Box Office: A red letter day for bad boys (and bad films)

Let's look at who's sitting pretty in the Aussie box office, as Oscars season starts to heat up.

Will Smith returns to the silver screen in Bad Boys for Life, a cop blockbuster for the masses, and it seems that after the awfulness of Gemini Man, he’s at his best when he’s bad to the bone; the cop blockbuster brought in $3,495,264 in its second weekend. That’s a screen average of $9,421 across 371 screens. These are great numbers, but still present a significant drop from its astounding debut weekend average of $20,590 across 369 screens. Turns out audiences love men with big guns and heaps of explosions – who knew?

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob