'Bad Boys for Life' Brings the Heat, Delivering $68 Million MLK Debut

'Bad Boys for Life' Brings the Heat, Delivering $68 Million MLK Debut
The Martin Luther King holiday is bringing more box office heat than originally expected as Sony's Bad Boys for Life delivered the second largest Mlk four-day performance ever as well as the studio's largest R-rated opening ever. Added to that, even Universal's Dolittle outperformed expectations, though the $175 million production still has a long way to go.

Debuting with an estimated $68.1 million, Sony's Bad Boys for Life exploded into theaters, delivering the second largest Martin Luther King weekend gross ever, topping 2014's Ride Along, which opened with $48.6 million. The film's $59.17 million three-day performance is also the second largest January three-day debut, just behind 2015's American Sniper ($89.26m) as well as the studio's largest R-rated opening ever, topping the $57 million opening for 22 Jump Street back in 2014.

While the records are great, some of the best news the film could receive began with the solid critical response followed by a welcome audience reaction,
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