“Bad Boys for Life,” the long-awaited third installment of the “Bad Boys” series, is expected to take No. 1 with an opening weekend of at least $35 million and possibly as high as the upper $40 million range. While it’s unlikely that the film will outperform “Bad Boys II” — which grossed $138 million domestically and $273 million worldwide in 2003 — it was made on a somewhat cheaper budget. “Bad Boys II” had a budget of $130 million, while “Bad Boys for Life” has a reported budget of $90 million.
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The hope for Sony is that the cult fanbase of “Bad Boys” will help push the film to a better box office result than its last attempt to revive a