A good weekend for ‘Bad Boys’ at the box office

Will Smith returns to the No. 1 spot with the fourth entry in the franchise.

A good weekend for ‘Bad Boys’ at the box office
Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in Bad Boys: Ride or Die. / Columbia Pictures

Hello! Welcome to The Box Office Report for the weekend of June 7-9, 2024.

1. Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Weekend gross: $56M
Total domestic gross: $56M
Last weekend: New release
Percent drop: NA

Bad Boys: Ride or Die had a good weekend. The fourth film in Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s franchise turned in the fifth biggest opening weekend of 2024, just behind Kung Fu Panda 4’s $57,989,905.

The $56 million opening weekend was also the franchise’s second highest. Bad Boys For Life debuted with $62.5 million in January 2020, in the final months before the pandemic turned the movie industry upside down.

It’s still wild that Warner Bros. killed a Batgirl movie directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, the duo behind the two most recent Bad Boys movies, in exchange for a tax write-off.

  • 💬 “BAD BOYS: RIDE OR DIE delivered on everything it promised (A somber Joe Pantoliano saying “You’re my bad boys” from beyond the grave) and more (DJ Khaled getting hit by a car, Reba McEntire covering the titular song),” Semafor’s Josh Billinson wrote on social media. “Five stars.” (Threads)
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2. The Garfield Movie

Weekend gross: $10M
Total domestic gross: $68.6M
Last weekend: 1st
Percent drop: 29

The Garfield Movie continues to show remarkable staying power, falling just 29 percent in its third weekend. I don’t know if this one has the power to hit $100 million, but it should eclipse Garfield: The Movie, the hybrid Garfield movie from 2004 that had Bill Murray voicing the iconic cat that had a $75.4 million domestic haul.