The Boss Baby Still In Charge At Number One

As we wait for The Fate of the Furious reignite the box office this weekend, The Boss Baby continues to hold at number one for the second weekend in a row. The animated film dropped 48% for an estimated $26.3 million sophomore session as its domestic gross is now just shy of $90 million after ten days in release. Internationally, Boss Baby added another $37.5 million this weekend from 46 markets as its international total now stands at $110.4 million for a global take just shy of $200 million.

In second, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast continued its climb toward $1 billion worldwide, adding an estimated $25 million as its domestic gross topped $430 million and another $36.1 million internationally for a worldwide total over $975 million. Internationally the film didn’t see any new openings this weekend and won’t see any more new openings until April 21st when it debuts in Japan, but by that time it will have already topped $1 billion globally and gives Disney even more reasons to celebrate.

In third we find one of the new releases for the weekend. Sony’s Smurfs: The Lost Village, which industry expectations had opening in the mid-teens, grossed an estimated $14 million opening. The film was well received by opening day audiences as the 18-and-under demographic gave it an “A+” CinemaScore, while the overall audience CinemaScore was an “A”, a touch above the “A-” the two previous Smurfs films received. Internationally the film grossed an estimated $22 million from 58 markets for an international total of $42.1 million and a global cume that currently stands at $56.1 million. This weekend’s openings included a $2.2 million debut in Brazil along with France ($1.9m); Mexico ($1.6m); Germany ($1.5m); and Italy ($1m) Upcoming releases include an April 21 debut in China and an April 28 release in South Korea. The franchise has always been bigger overseas than on the domestic front and with a $60 million budget, it could prove to be a small hit for the studio if it continues that trend.

In fourth is the weekend’s second new wide release, New Line’s comedy remake Going in Style, which over performed based on what was expected to be an opening around $8 million as the film debuted with an estimated $12.5 million from 3,061 theaters. Opening day audiences gave the film a “B+” CinemaScore, though more importantly the film’s target demographic of audience members 50 and over gave the film an “A-“. Budgeted at a reported $25 million, the film could possibly see some legs if the demographic continues to respond to it.

Rounding out the top five is Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell, which debuted to a disappointing $18.7 million last weekend and its sophomore weekend wasn’t much better as it dropped over 60% for an estimated $7.2 million. Internationally the film brought in an estimated $41.3 million, which includes a $21.4 million ($2.5m from 389 IMAX locations) opening in China as its overseas total climbs to $92.8 million for a global gross just shy of $125 million. The film has an $110 million budget (some suggest it’s even higher) and it will need an even bigger push overseas to be considered a minor hit as it is already losing steam in the States.

Check out the full top ten results below:

April 7-9, 2017

  1. The Boss Baby– $26.3 million
  2. Beauty and the Beast– $25 million
  3. Smurfs: The Lost Village– $14 million
  4. Going In Style– $12.5 million
  5. Ghost in the Shell– $7.3 million
  6. Power Rangers– $6.2 million
  7. Kong: Skull Island– $5.8 million
  8. Logan– $4.05 million
  9. Get Out – $4.02 million
  10. The Case For Christ– $3.9 million
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At the age of five, I knew I wanted to write movies and about them. I've set out to make those dreams come true. As an alumni of the Los Angeles Film Academy, I participated in their Screenwriting program, while building up my expertise in film criticism. I write reviews that relate to the average moviegoer by educating my readers and keeping it fun. My job is to let you know the good, the bad, and the ugly in the world of cinema, so you can have your best moviegoing experience. You can find more of my writing on Instagram @g_reelz.