DreamWorks Animation’s comedy Boss Baby was able to draw some of Beauty and the Beast‘s family audience away, snagging a $49 million opening weekend and pushing Disney’s popular musical into second place. Boss Baby opened to bigger numbers than expected and earned an A- from audiences, according to CinemaScore. Although now in second, Beauty and the Beast continues to be a box office bonanza for the Mouse House, ringing up another $47.5 million domestically and bringing its worldwide total to $875 million.
The weekend’s other big release, Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell, underperformed over its first three days in theaters. Ghost in the Shell only managed a third place finish, with Rotten Tomatoes registering a 43% rotten score which didn’t help its box office take. Plus, the film was never able to overcome the controversial casting of Scarlett Johansson over an Asian actress in the lead role.
Box Office Top 10: March 31 – April 2, 2017
- The Boss Baby – $49,000,000
- Beauty and the Beast – $47,543,000
- Ghost in the Shell – $19,000,000
- Power Rangers – $14,500,000
- Kong: Skull Island – $8,800,000
- Logan – $6,200,000
- Get Out – $5,813,715
- Life – $5,625,000
- CHIPS – $4,055,000
- The Zookeeper’s Wife – $3,349,475