Special to Valley News
2020 was a weird time for the movie business, and every other business, but the weirdness started back in January before everything went haywire.
“Bad Boys for Life” made $206 million at the domestic box office and wound up as the biggest theatrical release of the year. Obviously, that achievement wouldn’t have held up to stronger competition had more blockbusters been allowed to open, but it still counts. And even if it didn’t sit atop the year-end list, it still would have made more money than any film to ever open in January by nearly $60 million – movies like “American Sniper” that technically opened in December and went wide in January don’t count.
The point is that January is traditionally not the time for juggernauts like