BOX OFFICE: A January smash — ‘Bad Boys For Life’ takes 2nd-Best MLK Opener Ever, $68 million

Yeah, people want a break from the grim news filling their TV and handheld depression enhancing device.

“Bad Boys 3” is officially a blockbuster — almost doubling its projected $38 million opening weekend.

By Monday PM, Americans will have bought $68 million in tickets to the Will Smith/Martin Lawrence Reunion.

Almost a record the four day MLK holiday weekend at the movies.

And yes, Sony is at work on a fourth film flr the series already.

“Dolittle” is performing down to expectations –$30 over four days.

There will be Oscar nomination bumps for the likes of “Little Women” and “1917” and with “JoJo Rabbit,” “For v Ferrari” and “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” liking back onto screens, some modest improvements in those films’ bottom line, when the numbers show up Sunday afternoon.

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