Box Office: Bad Boys Rides

    Author Mia Blakeney

Box Office Round-up

Bad Boys: Ride Or Die was the weekend’s top film, opening with £3.9m, which includes £987k from previews after opening on Wednesday. That’s the ninth-biggest Friday to Sunday opening of 2024 and proves that there’s still life in this series yet. Bad Boys II finished its run with £8.6m, while Bad Boys For Life, the third instalment, finished its run with £16.2m. It looks like Ride Or Die is going to finish between the two.

John Krasinski’s all-star IF came in second adding £866k, a drop of 45% from last weekend, which is not too surprising considering the previous Friday was half-term. IF’s Sunday box office was actually a 5% increase from the previous Sunday. It has now crossed the £10m mark and is on £10.8m and it still has another £2.3m to go to overtake Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile.

The Garfield Movie came in third with £730k, a drop of 46% from last weekend. That takes its total to £7.4m and it has now surpassed the total of 2006’s Garfield 2: A Tale Of Two Kitties (excellent title), but still has some way to go to surpass 2004’s Garfield, which finished on £9.5m.

Kingdom Of The Planet Of The Apes continued its solid run, adding £621k, which takes its total to £14.3m. It’s now the eighth highest grossing film of 2024 and it should climb a place or two before its done, although Inside Out 2 will soon knock it back down a place too.  

Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga has sadly been unable to pick up after its quiet opening weekend and added just £437k over the weekend for a new total of £5.6m. It’s going to finish with a total less than half of Mad Max: Fury Road’s £17.5m, so we may not be getting too many prequels in the near future.

Outside of the top five, Ishana Shyamalan’s The Watched did not live up to its title, opening with £387k in sixth. Viggo Mortensen’s The Dead Don’t Hurt kicked off a big month for the western, opening with £96k including £24k from previews.

Next Weekend

Inside Out 2 is the sequel to one of Pixar’s very best films. It follow Riley, in her teenage years, encountering new emotions.

Arcadian is a horror starring Nicolas Cage. Cage plays a father, who along with his twin teenage sons, fights to survive in a remote farmhouse at the end of the end of the world.

The Buzz

Venom: The Last Dance is the third film in the popular comic book series and is set to be one of the biggest comic book films of 2024. This time around Eddie and Venom are on the run. Hunted by both of their worlds and with the net closing in, the duo are forced into a devastating decision that will bring the curtain down on Venom and Eddie's last dance. The previous film in the series delivered 10 16-34 male TVRs, which means that this third film is one of the best films to reach 16-34 men in H2. It’s in cinemas from 25 October.

Across The Pond

Bad Boys: Ride Or Die opened in the top spot with $56m, proving that the US public still love Will Smith. The Garfield Movie posted a solid hold in second, adding $10m, a drop of 29% from last weekend. That takes its total to $68.6m. IF added $8m in third, a drop of just 24%, which takes its total to $93.5m. The Watchers opened in fourth with $7m, while Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes rounded out the top five, adding $5.4m, a drop of 40% from last weekend, for a new total of $149.8m.