DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby has won over the box office weekend, grossing a total of $50.3 million domestically. The film is about a new baby, voiced by Alec Baldwin, who comes home to a new family, has a sibling rivalry with his brother, and is secretly a spy. The film was only thought to initially be making only $50 million, so it went a little past that and it’ll be something to please the studios.
Dropping to second place, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast still brought in a very good amount, grossing around $47.5 million and this brings its domestic total of $395.4 million. At the international box office, the film is approaching the $500 million mark and should probably reach it very soon if it keeps bringing in more moviegoers. In only three weeks at the box office, Beauty and the Beast is really proving to be a top grossing movie for 2017 so far.
Making much lower than expected is Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell. The film, starring Scarlett Johansson, has grossed $18.6 million in its first box office weekend, $3 million of which were from its IMAX ticket sales. The movie was met with a lot of controversy for whitewashing the lead character played by Johansson and although it’s received some mixed reviews, the controversy and comparisons to the the original film may have deterred people.
Power Rangers dropped from second place to fourth place with $14.4 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $65 million. Kong: Skull Island rounds out the top five with $9.1 million for a domestic gross total of $147.78 million. Logan is still in the top ten, coming in sixth place with another $6.2 million and boosting its domestic total to $211.8 million.
What did you see this weekend? Are you surprised that The Boss Baby bested Beauty and the Beast? Let us know in the comments below!