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Weekend Box Office: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Repeats #1 Spot

The Fate Of The Furious

The top three films remain the same this weekend with Universal’s The Fate of the Furious on top of the domestic box office, grossing $38.7 million in its second weekend to bring its total to $163.6 million.

A global cum now stands at $908.4 million, and there’s a good chance that the F. Gary Gray-directed film (made for $250 million) will cross the $1 billion mark next weekend, even with the arrival of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Fate of the Furious’ Wins Easter Race

The F. Gary Gray-Directed Film

Universal Pictures‘ The Fate of the Furious won the weekend race with $100.2 million domestically and a $432.3 million internationally to an estimated $532.5 million global debut over Easter weekend.

The eighth film in the 16-years old franchise played in nearly 23,000 theaters around the world and cracked the global record held by Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which made $529 million worldwide in 2015.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Boss Baby’ Continues to Soar as ‘Smurfs 3’ Falls Flat

The family-friendly holdovers The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast easily beat the third installment in Sony’s animated series, Smurfs: The Lost Village, which falls flat with a $14 million debut.

DreamWorks’ latest, which took in $26.3 million, remained in the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row, while Disney’s latest came in second place with $25 million in its third weekend.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Takes Charge, ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Flops

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Fox’s The Boss Baby dethrones Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, grabbing an estimated $49 million over its debut weekend, the sixth biggest opening for an animated movie ever in the March/April frame.

Featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Lisa Kudrow, Jimmy Kimmel, Steve Buscemi, and Tobey Maguire, the animated comedy received an A- CinemaScore from audiences.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Power Rangers’ Morphs Strong But ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Remains On Top

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Lionsgate’s rebooted Power Rangers was the top new release, but Disney‘s Beauty and the Beast once again reigned supreme at the domestic box office with an estimated $88.3 million.

The smash hit film declined just 49% from its opening weekend, which was the seventh-best ever and you can bet the studio is open to spinoffs and prequels based on the property.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Set March Opening Record with $170M

March Opening Record

Walt Disney Pictures‘ live-action fairy tale Beauty and the Beast set the #1 March debut ever with $170 million, besting Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $ 166 million.

The female-fueled update of the classic 1991 animated musical, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens in the title roles, is the #1 PG-rated movie debut of all time, beating out previous champ Finding Dory‘s $135 million.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Roars with $61 Million Take

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Warner Bros. and Legendary‘s Kong: Skull Island is the king of the box office this weekend with an estimated $61 million to top Wolverine threequel Logan.

Receiving a B+ CinemaScore from audiences, the film stars John Goodman, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, and John C. Reilly. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the latest attempt to revive cinema’s most famous gorilla cost a reported $185 million to produce.