Box Office: January 31st – February 2nd

Super Bowl weekend tends to be a pretty quiet moviegoing weekend and that’s reflected with 99% of what’s out being under the $10 million mark this weekend. Bad Boys For Life holds onto the top spot for the third weekend in a row as it adds another $17.6 million to its coffers, bringing it to $148 million domestic and $271 million worldwide. Suffice to say, the film continues to do well and will reinforce the quick movement of the sequel being a good idea.

The 1917 film seems to be the one doing the best at taking advantage of its Academy Award nomination as it added another $9.6 million this weekend to bring it to just under $120 million so far.

Of the new films out this weekend, Gretel & Hansel took fourth place with a $6.1 million debut which is just short of expectations. With such a loaded month in subpar horror films, it’s no surprise that one at the end of the month is just not going to cut it. it was low-rated and low-attended.

It’s not as bad as The Rhythm Section, however, as that film landed at tenth place with a $2.8 million take. It opened in just over 3,000 locations and had a just over $900 per theater average which earns in the worst opening ever for a film debuting in that many locations. Yikes. I kinda enjoyed it. It got a C+ CinemaScore from audiences and was a bit more male in audience and skewed 25 and older by 75% of its audience.

Next weekend sees Birds of Prey going wide in over 4,000 screens while the rest of the new competition is in very limited release. Those include Malang, The Lodge, Waiting for Anya, And Then We Danced, and Legend of Deification.