In a very close call, The Boss Baby edges out Beauty and the Beast to be named number one movie of the weekend!
Disney is having a knockout year so far at the box office. Beauty and the Beast has been shattering box office records for 2017, but in it’s third week Disney’s animated comedy The Boss Baby barely edged out the hit musical to be number one. Ghost in the Shell lands at number three, doing pretty well for an anime action thriller, and the rest of the list is similar to last week’s. Here is a look at this weekend’s box office report:
1st place is: The Boss Baby with $49 million. Disney’s new comedy played in 3,700 theaters and appeased family audiences alike. The film stars the voice of Alec Baldwin as a baby who dresses up in a suit to fight a bad CEO who is ruining Puppy Co. He teams up with his seven year old brother (Miles Christopher Bakshi) to take the evil empire down. The animated film also features the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire, Jimmy Kimmel, and Steven Buscemi.
2nd place is: Beauty and the Beast. Making $47.5 million, the film has now grossed $395 in three weeks. The live-action musical features Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the Beast. Featuring the original songs and new music, the epic fairy tale played in 3-D and IMAX, appeasing a wide demographic of fans old and new for this tale as old as time, becoming 2017’s biggest hit so far.
3rd place is: Ghost in the Shell debuting with $19 million. The film based on the anime series did just ok, seeing as it’s budget was $110 million. Scarlett Johansson stars as Major, the first human to be cyber enhanced in the future. Major becomes a devoted soldier who fights crime in the futuristic world. Loaded with impressive special effects, the film is directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman) and costars Juliette Binoche, Michael Pitt, and Pilou Asbaek.
4th place is: Power Rangers. Making $14.5 million, the action-adventure film has now made $65 million in two weeks. Based on the hit 1993 show that follows five teenagers who become superheroes, the big budget adaptation features Bryan Cranston as Zordon and Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa. The multi-racial cast of teens battle modern day cyber bullying and identity issues while battling Rita and her team of bad guys as each of them morph into red, yellow, blue, black, and pink.
5th place is: Kong: Skull Island with $8.8 million. The film has now grossed $147.8 million in under one month, exceeding studio expectations and earning great reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. The high action packed chapter in the King Kong series continues to bring in impressive numbers. The film stars Brie Larson and Tom Hiddleston as scientists who come across the mythical Kong on a deserted island.
Rounding out the top ten are: in 6th place: Logan (Hugh Jackman) with $6.2 million, in 7th place: Get Out (Daniel Kaluuya) with $5.8 million, in 8th place: Life (Jake Gyllenhaal) with $5.6 million, in 9th place: CHiPS (Dax Shepherd) with $4 million, and in 10th place: The Zookeeper’s Wife (Jessica Chastain) with $3.3 million.
Those are the results for this weekend’s box office report. What was your favorite movie you saw? Tell us in the comments below!