Daddy’s Home 2 (2013): Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell Reprise Roles

Daddy’s Home 2

“Daddy’s Home 2” is performing at the high end of recent forecasts and is finishing about 23% below the original’s $38.7 million opening in 2015.
Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell reprise their roles as fathers co-parenting the children of Wahlberg’s character who struggle to cope when their fathers, played by Mel Gibson and John Lithgow, arrive during the holiday season. The film carries a $70 million budget.
The original went on to gross $150 million domestically. Paramount’s distribution president Kyle Davies pointed to an A- CinemaScore as an indication that the “Daddy’s Home 2” is resonating with all demographics — and should perform well in coming weeks. “We are well-positioned heading into the holiday season with a movie for audiences from 8 to 80,” he added.