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Hollywood ‘Bad Boys’ hits N167 million in Nigerian cinemas in 11 days 


Hollywood action comedy Bad Boys: Ride or Die, starring Will Smith, has grossed N167 million at the Nigerian box office in its first 11 days.  

The film, which premiered on June 7, 2024, is currently the top Hollywood movie in Nigeria, according to data from Film One Entertainment. 

Starring and produced by Will Smith, alongside Martin Lawrence, “Bad Boys: Ride or Die” made N68.94 million in its opening weekend (June 7-9, 2024), making it the most-watched movie in Nigerian cinemas during that period. Six days later, it surpassed the N100 million mark, grossing over N104 million. 

Directed by Adil & Bilall and written by Chris Bremner and Will Beall, the film is the fourth instalment in the popular buddy cop series. It continues the adventures of Miami detectives Mike Lowrey (Smith) and Marcus Burnett (Lawrence).  

The cast includes returning actors Joe Pantoliano, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, Jacob Scipio, John Salley, and DJ Khaled. Newcomer Tasha Smith joins as Theresa Burnett, replacing Theresa Randle. 

Meanwhile, Nigerian films like “Ajosepo” and “Funmilayo Ransom Kuti” are also performing well in cinemas, each grossing over N100 million. 

“Bad Boys: Ride or Die” centres on detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett as they strive to clear the name of their late Captain Conrad Howard, who is falsely accused of conspiracy. The film’s mix of action and comedy, along with the dynamic chemistry between lead actors Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has once again captivated audiences.