‘Bad Boys for Life’ Surprises with One of the Best MLK Weekend Grosses Ever

Bad Boys for Life is the most pleasant surprise of 2020 thus far, opening to huge numbers over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. Already earning $112 million worldwide against a $90 million budget and an “A” CinemaScore from opening day audiences, the third Bad Boys film is well on its way to becoming very successful — and possibly paving the way for a fourth movie in the beloved franchise.

Elsewhere, Dolittle did the opposite. The $175 million production is crumbling fast, and although it actually opened above industry expectations, it will still be a major financial miss for Universal Pictures.

All this and more is discussed on this week’s episode of The MovieBabble Podcast!

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Episode 52: 1917 Wages War on the Box Office as Underwater Sinks Fast

Episode 51: The MovieBabble Podcast’s 2019 Recap… and The Grudge

Episode 50: The Rise of Skywalker Falls Short of The Last Jedi While Cats is F’ing WEIRD


Episode 49: Jumanji: The Next Level Rumbles Through the Box Office, Frozen II Crosses $1 Billion, and Richard Jewell Bombs

Episode 48: The Critics’ Choice Nominations are Revealed as ‘Frozen II’ and ‘Knives Out’ Continue to Dominate

Episode 47: Thanksgiving Boosts Frozen II, Gives Knives Out a Smashing Debut, and Helps Queen and Slim Find Its Audience


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Episode 8: Our Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

Episode 7: The Road to the End: The Star Wars Saga Leading Up to The Rise of Skywalker

Episode 6: Joker Spoiler Talk!

Episode 5: Movies That Made Us Love Movies!

Episode 4: The 2019 Fall Movie Preview


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Nick Kush

A current young professional in the greater D.C. area, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016 and hasn't look back since! Nick is also a member of the Internet Film Critics Society and the Washington DC Film Critics Association. You can follow Nick on Twitter @nkush42

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  1. February 3, 2020

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