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

Weekend Box Office

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.

Bill Condon-directed adaptation of Beauty and the Beast came in close in second place with $47.5 million its third weekend, already knocking on $900 million worldwide.

Paramount‘s Ghost in the Shell, the adaptation of a popular Japanese manga starring Scarlett Johansson, debuted in third place with just $19 million from 3,440 theaters. Receiving a B CinemaScore, the Rupert Sanders-directed film also stars Takeshi Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt, Pilou Asbaek, Chin Han and Juliette Binoche.

Lionsgate’s Power Rangers at $14.5 and Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island at $8.8 million rounded out the top five.

1. The Boss Baby — $49 million
2. Beauty and the Beast — $47.5 million ($395.4 mil.)
3. Ghost in the Shell — $19 million
4. Power Rangers — $14.5 million ($65 mil.)
5. Kong: Skull Island — $8.8 million ($147.8 mil.)
6. Logan — $6.2 million ($211.8 mil.)
7. Get Out — $5.8 million ($156.8 mil.)
8. Life — $5.6 million ($22.3 mil.)
9. CHiPS — $4 million ($14.3 mil.)
10. The Zookeeper’s Wife — $3.3 million

Nudging into the top 10 was the middlingly-received The Zookeeeper’s Wife, the Focus’ Niki Caro-directed historical drama starring Jessica Chastain, which took in $3.3 million from 541 theaters.