Will Smith Will Make His ”Biggest” Record in a Thirty Year Long Career With ‘Bad Boys 4′?

Published 08/05/2023, 5:41 PM EDT

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Will Smith is among the few key players in the ever-changing game that is the acting industry who has managed to hit the ball out of the park on the very first attempt itself. With the unprecedented success of one movie being replicated simultaneously by the other, in hopes of continuing the chain reaction, the Philadelphia-born actor tried to note down the recipe of his own masterpiece. But instead of finding talent the key ingredient, Will Smith figured it was the individuality of the movies that made them a success, and he detested sequels and franchises.

Now Smith not only stands on the tallest mountain of successful franchises in Hollywood but, with the addition of Bad Boys 4, he is taking it to new heights.

Will Smith is set to break his record with Bad Boys 4

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The 54-year-old actor made a surprisingly rapid comeback after marking a tremendous fall of his character at the Academy Awards 2022 with a Bad Boys 4 announcement. While the massive range of this project was clear with the multi-million dollar budget, the fourth addition to the Bad Boys franchise marks something even bigger. It will make the franchise starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence the actor’s biggest one yet.

The first movie premiered in 1994 to unbelievably big numbers at the box office. The sequel also lived up to the hype, and the franchise took the shape of soft padding whenever Will Smith faced a career lull.

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Its already successful predecessors make Bad Boys 4 just the perfect movie for Fresh Prince’s comeback. But while Bad Boys 4 will make the franchise Smith’s biggest yet, it will take quite a lot for it to become the best.

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Will Smith is counting on his previous blockbusters to scare away the doom of controversies that have followed him. Not only is he set to add Bad Boys 4 to his impressive catalog, but I Am Legend 2 is also in the making. However, so far, none of the franchises have been able to create the massive wave that his science-fiction comedy, Men In Black, did.

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While almost half the size of the Bad Boys franchise, both the Men In Black movies were among the highest-grossing movies of the decade. The success was so magical that even the alien comedy franchise has not been able to recreate it.

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Which Will Smith movie franchise is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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