Monday, 23 October, 2017

'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office

Alec Baldwin 'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office
Madeline Patrick | 13 April, 2017, 02:30

The movie beat the Smurfs overseas, collecting $37.5-M from 46 markets for a foreign tally of $110.4-M and a box office of almost $200-M worldwide.

Dreamworks Animation's The Boss Baby remained at the top of the USA box-office this past weekend, once again pushing away the advances of Beauty and the Beast and new Stateside releases Smurfs: The Lost Village and pensioner heist-comedy Going In Style.

Last weekend's first and second place finishers, The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, easily managed to retain their positions at the top of the box office chart.

The Boss Baby also added another $37.5 million internationally this weekend to bring its overseas total to $110 million.

Finally, Sony Pictures' Smurfs animation has debuted at number four on the worldwide chart, taking the third place in the U.S., with an global gross of $36m. Two weeks in a row it's been on top of the box office Beauty and the Beast.

Cotton dazzles as A's spoil Royals' home opener with 2-0 win
Monday's ceremony included a saxophonist playing "Amazing Grace" and several of Ventura's teammates laying a banner on the mound. After Cain's single, the Royals did not get another hit until Raul Mondesi's sixth-inning leadoff single.

Disney's "Beauty And the Beast" was predicted to deal $25 million in tickets this weekend. The Lost Village is the third film in the Smurf's franchise.

Despite its modest cume, "Smurfs: The Lost Village" nabbed an A+ in CinemaScore. The movie has a worldwide total of $975 million.

On a separate note, Going in Style, the comedy which boasts quite an impressive ensemble that includes Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, took in $12.5 million on its relatively low production budget of only $24 million.

Ghost in the Shell dropped to fifth place with $7.3 million and just passed $30 million domestically. The movie starring Scarlett Johansson gained a modest $7.4 million in its second weekend at the box office. The independent film marks the 1st release from Neon, the distribution company launched by former Radius-TWC co-chief Tomas Quinn and Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League.

EuropaCorp and STX Entertainment's critically acclaimed British romantic comedy Their Finest debuted to $77,000 from 4 theaters in Los Angeles and NY for a screen average of $19,250.

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