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Bad Boys For Life No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

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Bad Boys For Life

Directed by

Adil El Arbi
Bilall Fallah

Starring

Actor
Character
Detective Mike Lowrey
Detective Marcus Burnett
Alexander Ludwig
Dorn
Charles Melton
Rafe
Paola Nunez
Rita
Kate del Castillo
Isabel Aretas
Nicky Jam
Zway-Lo
Joe Pantoliano
Captain Howard
Jacob Scipio
Armando Armas
Theresa Randle
Theresa
DJ Khaled
Manny
Happy Anderson
Jenkins
Bianca Bethune
Megan Burnett
Dennis Greene
Reggie
Michael Bay
Wedding MC
Gissette Valentin
Prison Guard Hernandez
Rose Bianco
Abuela 1
Edelia Merida
Abuela
Jasmin Lawrence
Gorgeous Door Woman
Shacai O'Neal
Gorgeous Door Girl
Carlos Guerrero
Javier
Massi Furlan
Lee Taglin
Chick Bernhard
Judge Sorenson
Jennifer Badger
Dr. Julie Weber
Jeff J.J. Authors
Felix the Forensics Guy
Keith Wheeler
Pastor at Wedding
Brandi Cohen
Cherise
Jay Amor
Rodrigo Pena
Yessenia Hernandez
Pool Party Girl
Anthony Molinari
Salesman
Ivo Nandi
Carver Remy
David Shae
Disturbed Airline Passenger
Eduardo Rosario
The Butcher
Rory Markham
Booker Grassie
Brad Sanders
Police Chaplain
Damien Butler
Lt. Butler
Bilall Fallah
Fael
Norma Alvarez
Javier's Wife
Adil El Arbi
Rideshare Driver
Christina Christensen
Female Basketball Referee
Nahima Bicelis
Female Cop on Radio
Erroll Castrillo
Police Boat Cop on Radio
Kial Butler
Skipping Stunt Cop on Radio
Sharon Pfeiffer
Tour Bus Guide
Porshia C. Joseph
Wedding Singer
Ellison Kendrick
Wedding Singer
Davis Aguila
Athena Akers
Poi Performer
Adrian De Armas
Miami Tourist
Erica Askew
Miami Beach Goer
Laura Ault
Police officer
McDaniel Austin
Detective
Misty Autery
Wedding Guest
James William Ballard
Police Officer
Sidnei Barboza
Tommy Bahama
Lyra Barillas
Hot Miami Model
Roderick Bell
Police Officer
Alex Bernadotte
Police Officer
Rosie Bernhard
Soccer Mom
Daniel Sergio Bertot
Pedestrian
Krystel Blot
Pedestrian
Eric Bodden
Zwaylo boy
Austin Bollinger
Police Officer
Mario Vocol Booker
Zwaylo Boy 2
Thomas Brag
Jeffrey - Cake Boy
Troy Brenna
Aretas Thug
Sergio Briones
Police Officer
Landon Brooks
Doctor
Ruben E. A. Brown
South Beach Patron
Lauren Buglioli
Reporter
Tom Bui
Detective Austin
Ricardo Burgos
Mall Shopper / Pedestrian
Matthew Byrge
High Ranking Police Officer
Kerwood Canel
Pedestrian / Precision driver
Santos Caraballo
Tommy Bahama Type
Matthew Carter
Club King
Ryan Castle
Detective
Damian Costello
Club Guy
Cowboy
Police Officer
Joe Crosson
Police Officer
Ellen Marguerite Cullivan
Wedding Guest
Karel Curras
Police Officer
LeBron Daniel
Mall Attendee
Taina Dominguez
Bridesmaid
Asjah Ferguson
Club Player
Jose Alfredo Fernandez
Cartel Member
Darin Ferraro
Spa Attendant
Frenchi Firecracker
Police Officer
Aaron R Freckleton
Pedestrian
Alex Gailey
Miami Pedestrian
Fred Galle
Distinguished Gentleman
John Gettier
Detective
Joseph Giambrone
Tourist on Bus
Derrick Gilbert
Kid
Jenin Gonzalez
Valet precision Driver
Wil Gonzalez
Cartel Member
John C. Gregory
Patron
Alex Guevara
Taxi Driver Mexico
William Haithco III
Police Officer
Steve Heinz
High End Mall Pedestrian
Monica Henry
Police officer
Maxwell Highsmith
Wedding Friend
Elvia Hill
Police Officer
Ariel Hines
Court house spectator
Miguel Insignares
Cartel
Savanna James
Lawyer
Cal Johnson
Lyft Driver
Onur Can Karatas
Detective
Julia Kay
Mall Visitor / Pedestrian
Melissa Kennemore
Major Patel Miami PD
Jamil Khan
Zwaylo Boy
Tony Kim
Club Guy
D.L. Lewis
Pedestrian
Josue Louis-Charles
Beach Goer
Roy Luke
Police Officer
Arami Malaise
Spectator
Hans Marrero
Ambulance Guy #1
David L. Marston
Police Officer
Eneida Mascetti
Highend Vacationer
Marx Mitchell
Police Officer
Victor Morey
Pedestrian
Andy Nazario
Zwaylo Boy
Sarkis Ninos
Detective
Bradford Norris
Police Officer
Kiley Opsal
Callie-Captain
Brandon Parker
Police Officer
Kevin Petruski Jr.
Uniform Police Officer
Ryan L. Price
Police Officer
Nick Puya
Sargeant Normand Harris.
Diezel Ramos
Police officer
Scott Rapp
Detective
Ashae Reagan
Bikini Girl
Leah Renee-K
Officer Hemminger
Felicia M. Reyes
Mexican Prisoner
Manuel Rivera
Airplane passenger
Marlene Rivera
Airline passenger
Melissa Rodriguez
Beach Goer
Ariel Rosario
Spectator
Luis Saldias
Clubber
Dominique Saunders
Clubber
London Seabreeze
Sexy Model
Patrice Sepulveda
South Beach Restaurant Pedestrian Couple
Jonathan Sienkiewicz
Store Shopper
Pedro Tavarez Jr.
Mall Shopper
Lindsey Thaxton
Detective Rodriquez
Brandon Michael Thomas
Police Officer
Robert Tinsley
Uniformed Police Officer
Emily Towles
Hot Miami Model
Asa Rodger Turner
Pedestrian / Mall Employee
Iliana Tzikas
Spectator
Carlos Valentino
Detective
Joseph Velez
Detective
Jennifer Vo
Miami Tourist
Buddy Watkins
Officer Kittes
Maria Z. Wilson
Police Officer
Thaddeus Wilson
DJ
Jamil C. Winston
Police Officer
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Year: 2020
 123 minutes (2 hrs 03 mins)
UK release date UK release: 17th January 2020
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
US release date US release: 17th January 2020
MPAA Age Rating: Bad Boys For Life R age rating 
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19th April 2020
"Bad Boys For Life" is, undoubtedly, one of 2020's best movies. It could not have been a success without Will Smith and Martin Lawrence.
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Movie story - Bad Boys For Life
The wife and son of a Mexican drug lord embark on a vengeful quest to kill all those involved in his trial and imprisonment, this includes Miami Detective Mike Lowrey (Will Smith). When Mike gets wounded, he teams up with partner Marcus Burnett (Martin Lawrence) to bring the culprits to justice. But the old-school, wisecracking cops must soon learn to get along with their new elite counterparts if they are to take down the vicious cartel that threatens their lives.
Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£17,847,257
317
318
Bad Boys For Life
319

US total gross
$204,417,855
198
Bad Boys For Life

Global total gross
$424,617,855
276
Bad Boys For Life
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 9

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Bad Boys For Life
2N
£3,781,233
£3,781,233
2▲▼
£2,744,312
£8,276,495
2▲▼
£1,844,179
£11,287,270
5
£1,000,627
£13,098,674
7
£842,038
£14,371,453
10
£432,194
£15,281,621
10▲▼
£249,691
£15,703,613
15
£136,447
£15,953,076
19
£14
£17,847,257
3
£16,070
£16,094,329
Box Office Gross Flow
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3.8M
2.7M
1.8M
1M
842K
432.2K
249.7K
136.4K

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2020

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With the 2020 box office collapsing in March due to the global pandemic the Chinese market was the first an quickest to recover and it dominated the global scene over the whole year.

The top grossing movie of the year was The Eight Hundred wich was released in August and did big business in China.

The Eight Hundred

Chinese films accounted for 6 of the top 20 movies of the year and 7 of the movie were released in 2019 with a holdover in 2020.

Tenet which was the first big movie released during the pandemic made it into the top 5 movies of the year despite being considered a flop.

Many movies have had there releases moved to 2021 and cinemas did not have the massive tentpole pictures that would have pulled in over a Billion dollars in revenue, in fact its the first time in over a decade there has been no movie taking over $1 Billion.

Here are the top 5 movies by gross across the globe in 2020.

The Eight Hundred

A massive hit in China the action war epic is directed by Hu Guan and took $161 Million on its full opening weekend.

Over its full global release the movie took $441.8 Million making the top grossing global movie of the year.

Bad Boys For Life

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After a lengthy gap Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-teamed as the Miami cops and the movie was a global smash.

Released at the start of the year its release just missed the cinemas closures due to COVID-19 and took $418.2 Million.

1917

Sam Mendes released his Oscar nominated was movie in America in late 2019 but got its global release in early 2020 and its the 3rd top movie of 2020 with $375.4 Million.

My People, My Homeland

Directed by 7 of Chinas top directors this anthology movie took $101 Million durings its Chinese opening.

Globally the movie is the 4th highest grossing of the year with $371.1 Million.

Tenet

Tenet

In America this movie was moved to an August release with studios hoping that cinemas would have re-opened after 4 months of closures, but the global pandemic had other ideas and although countries has started to re-opened cinemas had limited capacity.

The movie did relatively well in global cinemas but with mixed reviews it was not the film Warner Bros. had hoped, but a top five of the year is not bad with a gross of $362.6.

The US box office got off to a good start for the first quarter of the year by which time the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movie Bad Boys For Life was the surprise top movie, then in March everything changed.

When the pandemic hit hard cinemas closed for 4 months and although there were weekly charts it was mainly from drive in theatres and studios started shifting release dates hoping things would get back to normal by the end of the year.

Tenet opened in August and it was considered Warner Bros. opened it too early and the movie despite taking $58 Million was considered a flop.

Tenet

Studios have moved their films around even more since cinemas started to re-open and have gone into 2021 or been moved to streaming, but Warner Bros. again have tested the water at the end of the year with Wonder Woman 1984 which got a release on Christams day 2020 at cinemas and on HBO Max.

Disney has bypassed cinema all together on 2 of their potential biggest movie with Mulan going direct to Disney+ (for a premium price) and the Pixar movie Soul released on Christmas Day.

As it stands the top 20 movies in the US took a reasonable $1.6 Billion but compared to 2019 the top 20 took $5.8 Billion.

Here is 5 top grossing movies at the US box office in 2020.

Bad Boys For Life

Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence who return as the Miami cop duo in the third in the Bad Boys series.

bad Boys For Life

The movie was a surprise box office hit on its release on 17th January and took $204.5 Million at the US box office making the top movie of the year.

1917

Released on the 10th January (wide, it cam out in 2019 on limited to catch the Oscar deadline) the movie is based during World War one and is film as if it was a continuous single shot.

Despite not winning the best movie Oscar the film took $158 Million at the US box office and is the second best movie of 2020.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The last movie in the Skywalker Saga was released in 2019 where it took $362.1 Million and was the 6th top movie.

Because of the pandemic the movie managed to be the 3rd best film of 2020 after taking $153 Million.

Sonic The Hedgehog

After going through a strange redesign for its main character Sonic when fan feedback was not too good about his look in the trailer the movie moved to February 14th release date.

The film was a surprise hit and took $146.2 Million at the US box office making it the 4th top movie of 2020.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The sequel movie the 2017 smash hit Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was released in 2019 where it took $175.4 Million and was the 11th top film in that year.

In 2020 the movie took $142.5 Million and is the 5th top grossing of the year.

See the full US top 20 of 2020

The US box office has just passed the $2 Billion mark, its November, for the past few years this has happened in March.

When the pandemic spread around the world, cinemas globally started closing down, in the US this is still ongoing.

This biggest movie of the year in the US is Bad Boys For Life which has taken over $204 Million in the US, and no film will overtake that total this year, the film was released in January of 2020 and had a good run at the box office.

In context of this the biggest movie in the US was Avengers: Endgame which took over $850 Million.

Cinema Closed

To start with all blockbusters started putting their release dates to later in the year or to 2021, but as it became clear that the pandemic would last far longer than originally expected movies started to appear on streaming services.

The effect of this is all those big Hollywood blockbusters that could have, and would have, grossed close a billion either took far less on basically limited release, or nothing due to a DVOD release.

Tenet

Tenet was the first movie with blockbuster potential to be release during the pandemic and although it grossed over $50 Million in the US it was a potential $800 million plus grosser.

Drive-in theatres gave a small lifeline but even a blockbuster in this arena was worth just over a Million.

With a vaccine being likely by year out to hopefully go into mass production for 2021 we can hope that 2020 will go down in history as a one off, although with companies like Disney suggesting it will release future movies on Disney+ as exclusives or day and date releases it could be bad news for the cinema industry.

In this age where there are no new movies (just yet) getting released and studios are re-releasing 'classic' catalogue films to get people to go back to movie theatres that a 19 year old Harry Potter movies is the top global release of the week.

We are still a couple of weeks away from Tenet, being championed as the saviour of cinema, is released so the box office is largely filled with re-releases and low budget horror movies, and as China and Japan seem to be getting back to normal there is a number of films from those territories doing well.

Here is the top 5 worldwide movies weekend 14th - 16th August 2020.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

The first Harry Potter movie (replace Philosopher's for Sorcerers outside the UK) gets a 4K 3D rerelease in China and take $13.6 Million in the process making it the top gross global movie of the weekend.

The movie up to Sunday had taken a global gross of $996.1 Million but after a blockbuster Monday at the box office the movie has now taken over a Billion dollars in global grosses.

Bad Boys For Life

The Will Smith and Martin Lawrence buddy cop movie get a Chinese release and takes $3.2 Million on its opening weekend meaning its a re-entry on the global box office at number 2.

The movie has now taken $424.6 Million globally since its release back in mid January of 2020.

Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur

Doraemon is a long running animated series in Japan and this week the latest movie in the series goes up to number 3 with a weekend gross of $2.6 Million.

The movie directed by Kazuaki Imai has now taken $15.5 Million in global grosses.

The Eight Hundred

The Eight Hundred

Acclaimed Chinese director Hu Guan's war epic is at number 4 this week as his latest movie makes its debut in China with a weekend gross of $2 Million.

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan's 2014 movie about space travel across the galaxy falls to number 5 with a global gross of $1.7 Million taking to movies total gross to $710.5 Million.

In the UK cinemas have started to re-open, they are not back to full capacity but they are letting people in a taking money, so what is happeneing on the first weekend back?

Things are actually re-starting right where they left off and Onward is the top film in the county, again, but there are no new releases and a bunch of 'classic' film on the chart.

Here is a rundown of the top 5 UK movies last weekend.

Onward

Pixars latest animated fantasy was the top film over the weekend 13th - 15th March, the last weekend before cinemas had to close because of COVID-19, and the first weekend back, some 3 months+ later its still at the top!

To show how slow things are and that cinemas are not filling to capacity the movie has taken £21,626 over the weekend.

This puts the films total gross to £5.2 Million 4 weeks (sort of) after release.

Trolls World Tour

Trolls World Tour

The most controversial film over the COVID-19 close down, the Universal movie was to get a full theatrical release at the end of March, but because of the close down was released onto streaming.

Universal saw this as a good move and announced that they would be releasing many of their films to streaming at the same time as its theatrical release in the future which angered many cinema chains including AMC which owns the UK chain ODEON who vowed not to carry any future Universal releases, although with AMC now struggling to stay open who knows what will happen?

The movie is showing in cinemas and this week is sort of the highest new film with a weekend gross of £17K putting the total gross in cinemas to £25.7K.

Bad Boys For life

The buddy cop movie starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence is at 3 this week with £16K and a total of £16 Million after 10 weeks on the chart.

The Greatest Showman

The first 'classic' movie on the box office is at 4 this week with the Hugh Jackman 2017 smash hit which made the top of the chart in early 2018.

The movie takes £15K over the weekend and has taken £49 Million after 22 weeks on the chart.

1917

The years top grossing film is at number 5 this week with £12.7K putting the films total gross to £43.7 Million after 2 weeks on the chart.