‘Bad Boys For Life’ Big With $6M+ Thursday Night

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‘Bad Boys For Life’ Big With $6M+ Thursday Night
Sony’s Bad Boys for Life, a sequel 17 years in the waiting, previewed at 3,154 theaters last night making a great $6.36M. That amount for the R-rated film is bigger than American Sniper‘s $5.3M preview, which turned out to be the record opener over the 2015 MLK holiday with a 4-day of $107.2M.

Sony is seeing a $38M opening for Bad Boys for Life, but tracking yesterday raised their projections to $50M-$56M for the weekend ahead of the $40M+ figures we saw midweek. Other MLK previews that Bad Boys for Life beat include Ride Along which made $1.1M off 9Pm previews back in 2014 and Ride Along 2 grossed $1.3M off 7 pm showtimes. Ride Along is the second highest opener over the Mlk holiday with $48.6M, while Ride Along 2 is 5th with $41M.

The Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-team last night drew 39% African american, 33% Caucasian, 17% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 7% others. Dominant
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