The Fate of the Furious finishes first for second week in a row, while Unforgettable fizzles.
The Fate of the Furious sped it’s way to another victory at the box office for the second week in a row. Beauty and The Beast cracked the top ten box office movies of all time. Disney’s Born in China opened well, while Katherine Heigl’s domestic thriller Unforgettable brought in much lower numbers than expected, making it more forgettable if anything else. Here’s a look at what happened over the weekend at the box office:
1st place is: The Fate of the Furious. The eighth installment brought in $38 million, bringing it’s two week total to $163 million. Charlize Theron joins the likes of Vin Diesel, Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson and Michelle Rodriguez in the film that finds Dom (Diesel) being seduced to an underworld of terrorism that poses as the biggest threat the crew has been a part of.
2nd place is: The Boss Baby. Disney’s comedy made $12 million, bringing it’s total to $136 million. The animated 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.
3rd place is: Beauty and the Beast. Bringing in $10 million, the blockbuster has now made $471 million. The film is now in the top ten money making films of all time. 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.
4th place is: Born in China debuting with $5.1 million. Disney’s latest documentary features the landscapes of China, following a panda bear with her growing cub, a monkey who feels displaced by his baby sister, and a mother snow leopard struggling to raise two cubs. The film is narrated by John Krasinski and is directed by Chuan Lu.
5th place is: Going in Style. Bringing in $5 million, the film has now grossed $31 million. The comedy stars Morgan Freeman, Joey King, and Ann-Margaret as three lifelong pals who are desperate to pay their bills. They risk everything to embark on a daring bid to knock off every bank that absconded their money. The film is directed by Zach Braff.
Rounding out the top ten should find: in 6th place: Smurfs: The Lost Village with $4.9 million, in 7th place: Unforgettable (Katherine Heigl) with $4.8 million, in 8th place: Gifted (Chris Evans) with $4.5 million, in 9th place: The Promise (Oscar Isaac) with $4 million, and in 10th place: The Lost City of Z with $2.1 million.
Those are the results for this weekend’s box office race. What was your favorite movie you saw? Tell us in the comments below!