'The Boss Baby' scores a shocking victory over 'Beauty and the Beast'

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"The Boss Baby" (2017). (DreamWorks Animation)

Weekend Box Office for March 31 - April 2, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) - DreamWorks Animation's “The Boss Baby” bested even the most robust of predictions as it looks to finish the weekend with an estimated $49 million. The animated film featuring the voices of Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Lisa Kudrow was expected to bring in $25 million and finish a comfortable distance behind "Beauty and the Beast." International numbers add an additional $21 million for a worldwide total of $70 million.

“Beauty and the Beast” finds itself exploring new territory as Disney’s live-action remake slips into second place with $47 million. That’s still an amazing total for the film. It’s domestic total now sits at a massive $395 million. In comparison, 2016’s domestic champ was “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” with $531 million. The key difference here is that “Beauty and the Beast” is performing better internationally than “Rogue One.” Its worldwide total is currently $876 million, while “Rogue One” finished with $1.05 billion (after a run of 106 days). “Beauty and the Beast” is poised to pass that.

Ghost in the Shell” earned $19 million domestically and $40 million abroad, which puts the $110-million film on shaky ground. It opens in China and Japan next week and needs massive numbers from both countries to turn a profit.

Power Rangers” endured a 64-percent drop in its second weekend to earn an estimated $14.5 million. That does push the domestic total to $65 million and the worldwide total nears $100 million.

In fifth place is “Kong: Skull Island” with $8.8 million. Its worldwide total has now passed $400 million.

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