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

10 Avril, 2017, 01:28 | Auteur: Sue Barrett
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It was pretty much a hard pass at the multiplex this weekend as the new releases "Smurfs: The Lost Village" and "Going In Style" couldn't knock down the holdovers.

Despite the release of a slew of new movies in wide and limited release, The Boss Baby, featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Miles Bakshi, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, and Tobey Maguire, remained in the #1 spot for a second weekend in a row.

Enchanting audiences: Dan Stevens as The Beast and Emma Watson as Belle in Disney's live-action Beauty And The Beast earned $25 million in its fourth week for second place.

The Boss Baby added $26.3 million (£21.2 million) in its second weekend, taking first place and bringing its North American total to $89.4 (£72.2 million) million. The third installment in Sony's animated series, called "Smurfs: The Lost Village", made its box-office debut in third place, with just 14 million dollars. The film was well received by opening day audiences as the 18-and-under demographic gave it an "A+" CinemaScore, while the overall audience CinemaScore was an "A", a touch above the "A-" the two previous Smurfs films received.

The buddy comedy Going In Style, starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin, opened in fourth place with $12.5 million (£10.1 million). Internationally the film grossed an estimated $22 million from 58 markets for an international total of $42.1 million and a global cume that currently stands at $56.1 million. It cost just $24 million to produce.

Meanwhile, the fan boys of the original manga still didn't show up for Scarlett Johansson starrer Ghost In The Shell, which spirited away another $7.4 million in its second weekend to come in fifth.