‘Bob Marley: One Love’ Crosses $120 Million Mark at Global Box Office

Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley in Bob Marley: One Love (Credit: Paramount Pictures).

Bob Marley: One Love topped the domestic box office for a second straight weekend, and it crossed a milestone after earning over $100 million globally.

This weekend, the Bob Marley biopic rang up an estimated $13.5 million in the U.S. and Canada, box office tracking company Comscore reported Sunday.

That brought the film’s domestic total to $71.1 million since it opened on Feb. 14. Overseas, the musical drama has taken in $49.4 million, for a worldwide total to $120.5 million against a reported $70 million production budget.

The biopic stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as late reggae legend Bob Marley. Additional cast members include James Norton, Tosin Cole, Umi Myers, Anthony Welsh, Nia Ashi, Aston Barrett Jr., Anna-Sharé Blake, Gawaine “J-Summa” Campbell, and Naomi Cowan.

Directed by New York native Reinaldo Marcus Green, the film received strong reviews from audiences and has an “A” CinemaScore. Critics disagreed and handed the drama a 42 percent score out of 100 on Rotten Tomatoes.

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The authorized biopic focuses on Bob Marley’s life — from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his death in 1981 at age 36 after battling melanoma.

The movie was produced by Marley’s children Ziggy and Cedella, and his wife Rita. Executive producers included Brad Pitt, Richard Hewitt, Orly Marley, and Matt Solodky.

Filming took place in the late reggae legend’s homeland of Jamaica.

Elsewhere at the domestic box office this weekend, the latest installment in the Japanese anime series Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba — to the Hashira Training opened in second place with  $11.5 million from 1,949 locations in North America.

Faith-based film Ordinary Angels from Lionsgate debuted in third place with an estimated $6.5 million after earning a perfect “A+” CinemaScore from audiences.

Based on a true story, the film centers on a small-town Kentucky hairdresser, who discovers a renewed sense of purpose when she meets a widower with a daughter waiting for a liver transplant. The film stars Hilary Swank, Alan Ritchson, and Tamala Jones.

Sony and Marvel’s Madame Web continued to disappoint and finished in fourth place after taking in $6 million. In two weeks, the film starring Dakota Johnson has only made $35 million. Universal’s animated Migration rounded out the top five with $3 million.

This weekend’s overall domestic box office total was estimated at $59.5 million, down 18 percent from this time last year, Comscore reported.