The Alec Baldwin-voiced "Boss Baby" took in another $26.3 million over the three days, taking its total haul in North America to $89.3 million. Still, "Boss Baby" remains on the rise (in its second weekend, it actually added 56 screens, for a total of 3,829), while "Beauty" is finally waning after four weeks in theaters.
This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast". The Disney live action film is the biggest hit of 2017.
Sony Corp.'s "Smurfs: The Lost Village" landed in third place with an estimated 14 million debut weekend, one of the worst starts in recent memory for an animated offering from a major Hollywood studio. There were only two real challengers to the top spot, the first being SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, which came in third place.
"Beauty and the Beast" earned $25 million.
Meanwhile, newcomer "Going in Style" entered the box office chart and sat on No. 4 by gaining an estimated $12.5 million.
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It now has approximately 1,400 students and 370 faculty members from more than 130 countries and regions. It is accredited in NY state and in Hungary and students can earn degrees valid in both countries.
Zach Braff's new film Going in Style, which stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin as unlikely bank robbers, and Scarlett Johansson's critically-panned Ghost in the Shell rounds out the new top five. STX Entertainment's Their Finest earned $77,000 from four theaters for a $19,250 per-screen average, but not box office data was released for Magnolia's Alive and Kicking and Cezanne et moi, Parade Deck's The Eyes, Well Go USA's Mine, Shout!
As I mentioned in last week's box office report, April is not an exciting month for movies, with the exception of next weekend's The Fate of the Furious. It had weekend revenues of $7.4 million.
Colossal, a story of a woman who battles a Godzilla-like creature in South Korea, opened in 4 theaters in NY and Los Angeles, grossing $125,809 for a screen average of $31,452, the best of the weekend.
STX Entertainment's critically acclaimed British romantic comedy Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, debuted to $77,000 from four theaters in L.A. and NY for a screen average of $19,250.