BOX OFFICE: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ adds $17, “Gretel” finds little green, “Rhythm Section” misses the beat

This weekend’s new releases won’t put a dent in “Bad Boys,” and not much that’s out new is perfect counter programming to That National Day of Hype branded The Super Bowl.

The arty, creepy but not scary “Gretel & Hansel” earned mixed reviews and isn’t luring the horror faithful to the cineplex. It will end up with a $6 million or so opening weekend, based on Thursday night and Friday’s take. is saying “The Rhythm Section” is fighting the long-released hit “Little Women” for position in the bottom of the top ten. Maybe $3, maybe a bit better. Mostly poor reviews for that one. But the action beats sell it. I thought Blake Lively was fine and director Reed Morano dazzling. She made her mark working on “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

“1917” is holding audience and sitting pretty at #2, and will clear the $120 million mark by Monday.

“Dolittle” is sticking around, adding another $8 million. It is over $55, so it my not be the total write off it seemed on opening.

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