‘Bad Boys: Ride Or Die’ Races To US$105 Million Global Box Office

Sony’s Bad Boys: Ride or Die has made a spectacular debut, earning US$104.6 million globally during its opening weekend, including US$48.6 million from international markets. While this overseas tally slightly trails the US$50.3 million international debut of 2020’s Bad Boys for Life, the new instalment still injected much-needed vigour into this summer’s box office, boasting a launch 58% larger than Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die achieved a remarkable US$56 million North American opening, making it the biggest R-rated debut since Oppenheimer last July. This launch ranks as Will Smith’s sixth-highest opening in the U.S. and Canada, marking his first major film hit after the infamous Oscars slap, and his 18th number-one debut as a leading actor. For Martin Lawrence, the film represents his eighth number-one domestic opening.

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Bad Boys: Ride Or Die

The movie, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun: Maverick) and directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah (Ms. Marvel), has exceeded its initial tracking expectations, suggesting a robust appetite for cinema this summer. The global reception, led by Europe’s US$19.3 million contribution, further underscores the franchise’s enduring appeal, with record-setting performances in Latin America (US$10 million) and the Middle East (US$9.5 million).

In contrast, other May releases like Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and The Fall Guy struggled to resonate with audiences despite positive reviews, making the success of Bad Boys: Ride or Die particularly significant for the film industry.

Bad Boys: Ride Or Die

The film’s impressive performance extends beyond traditional markets, with standout earnings in the UK (US$4.9 million), Mexico (US$4.2 million), and Saudi Arabia (US$3.7 million) — the latter benefiting from the country’s first Hollywood premiere. Other markets like Germany (US$3.7 million) and France (US$3.1 million) also showed strong returns, contributing to the film’s momentum.

Amidst the bustling international scene, other films like Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga added US$13.7 million in its latest weekend, while The Garfield Movie garnered US$15.3 million from 61 markets. Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes added US$6.9 million, pushing its international total to US$210 million and global earnings to US$359.8 million. This instalment has become the franchise’s biggest hit in several markets, including India and Mexico. Paramount’s IF also continued to attract viewers, adding US$6.2 million from overseas markets, bringing its total global earnings to US$160.7 million.