‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ Grosses N68.94 Million in First Three Days at Nigerian Cinemas

The action-comedy film “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” grossed N68.94 million in Nigerian cinemas within three days of release.

The film, starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, made its Nigerian premiere on June 7, 2024.

From June 7 to June 9, 2024, the film was the most popular in Nigerian cinemas, as reported by the Cinema Association of Nigeria.

This excellent premiere pushed other films down the list.

“Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” the fourth entry in the renowned buddy cop series, follows the escapades of Miami detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett.

Directed by Adil & Bilall and written by Chris Bremner and Will Beall, the film stars returning performers Joe Pantoliano, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Jacob Scipio, John Salley, and DJ Khaled.

Tasha Smith joins the cast as Theresa Burnett, replacing Theresa Randle from previous films.

Other notable box office titles include the Nollywood biography “Funmilayo Ransom Kuti,” which earned approximately N131.4 million after four weeks in theaters, and “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga,” which earned N105.9 million after three weeks in theaters.

Meanwhile, the Nollywood crime thriller “Criminal” ranks fourth with a total gross of N32.3 million, including N8.9 million from the previous week.

The comedy-drama “Ajosepo” has had extraordinary staying power, routinely ranking in the top ten.Initially released from April 10 to April 14, “Ajosepo” earned N50.4 million in its first five days and is currently ranked ninth with a weekly gross of N2.4 million, bringing its total earnings to N251.4 million.

“Deafening Silence,” which premiered on June 7, 2024, has made a modest start, collecting N1.2 million so far.

The Yoruba epic “Blacksmith: Alagbede” completes the list with a total gross of N62 million, up N974,675 in the last week.

The plot of “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” revolves around detectives Lowrey and Burnett as they attempt to clear the name of their late Captain Conrad Howard, who was falsely accused of conspiracy.

The film’s combination of action and comedy, as well as the chemistry between its lead stars, has proven to be a winning recipe yet again.

On May 22, 2024, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” made its world premiere at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, before being released in the United States and international regions on June 7, 2024.

Despite mixed reviews from critics, the picture has enjoyed tremendous commercial success, generating more than $120 million worldwide against a $100 million production budget.

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