NEW YORK (NEWSnet/AP) — “Bad Boys: Ride or Die,” the fourth installment in the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action comedy series, opened with an estimated $56 million in theaters over the weekend.

“Ride or Die,” produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, is Smith’s first theatrical test since his 2022 slap of Chris Rock brought a 10-year ban from The Academy Awards.

“Ride or Die” still didn’t manage to match the opening of the previous “Bad Boys” film, 2020’s “Bad Boys for Life.” That movie, released in January 2020, debuted with $62.5 million.

“The Garfield Movie,” last week’s top movie at the box office, slid to second place. “If” took third place in its fourth weekend of release. Concluding the top five was “Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes.”

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