Box Office: Two world wars cannot unseat Bad Boys

Who knew films about men shooting things and blowing stuff up would draw crowds? It's time again to crunch the numbers at the box office.

Bad boys are still riding high in the box office as we enter the first week of February, as Bad Boys For Life spends its third week at the top of the charts. The action flick brought in $2,091,742 across 371 screens this weekend; that’s a screen average of $5,959. Fellow bad boy, Dolittle, dropped a bit in the charts, but still seems to be going okay; the Robert Downey Jnr-led film brought in $1,057,872, for an average of $3,598 across 294 screens. These are decent numbers, but they represent a 53% drop in revenue from last week; based on that comparison, I wonder where the good doctor will stand in the charts next week.

There’s plenty in the charts for war history buffs this week, whether your preference is World War One or Two; Midway premiered on 282 screens, to a screen average of $4,068. 1917 is also going strong, entering its fourth week on 297 screens, to an average of $5,624. That makes for a total weekend taking of $1,147,184 and $1,670,432 respectively. 

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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