After a weekend “off” we get a crack at a (hopefully) decent box office with both new releases being selected by players. Bad Boys: Ride or Die (picked by 33) is at the very least least more mainstream than either Fall Guy or Furiosa. The Numbers is projecting $44M, but I’ve already seen Deadline post a potential $50M weekend based on Thursday night previews ($5.9M) + Friday pacing $20-21M. As evidenced by that RT Audience score, America loves their Bad Boys.

No one seems to like The Watchers (picked by 4), and it’s projected to do just $10M after earning only $1M in Thursday previews. The RT Critics Consensus says, “Heavy on eerie mood but undone by an obtuse script, The Watchers can only hold the gaze for so long before tedium sets in.”

The Numbers forecast for this weekend:

#Wknd (M)% ChangeTheater Counts
1Bad Boys: Ride or Die44.43,885
2The Garfield Movie11.4-19%3,959
3The Watchers10.83,351
5Furiosa: A Max Max Saga5.9-44%2,984
6Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes 5.7-36%3,155
7The Fall Guy3.0-26%2,410
8The Strangers: Chapter 12.3-35%2,016
9Haikyu!! The Dumpster Battle1.4-61%1,119
10In a Violent Nature0.8-59%1,266

Rotten Tomatoes freshness ratings:

All Critics ScoreTop Critics ScoreAudience Score
Bad Boys: Ride or Die 64%58%97%
The Watchers30%25%52%

CinemaScore ratings:

Bad Boys: Ride or Die A-
The WatchersC-

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