Monday Morning Box Office Report: The Boss Baby Surprises, Ghost in the Shell Opens Soft

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It was a surprise win for Fox and Dreamworks Animation at the box office over the weekend as The Boss Baby bounced Beauty and the Beast from the top spot with a solid $49 million debut. To put things in perspective, that is essentially on par with some recent Dreamworks sequels like How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Kung Fu Panda 2. In second place, Beauty and the Beast still took in an estimated $47.5 million, bringing its worldwide total to $876 million worldwide. Elsewhere Ghost in the Shell opened a distant third with just $19 million, coming in far below most predictions. It would appear that the ’90s anime doesn’t mean much to the average moviegoer and the marketing focused on Scarlett Johannson wasn’t enough to win people over. Perhaps that live-action Akira won’t be happening after all. In fourth place, Power Rangers dropped 64% to take $14.5 million in its second weekend, while Kong: Skull Island rounded out the top 5.

1. The Boss Baby — $49M
2. Beauty and the Beast — $47.5M
3. Ghost in the Shell — $19M
4. Power Rangers — $14.5M
5. Kong: Skull Island — $8.8M
6. Logan — $6.2M
7. Get Out — $5.8M
8. Life — $5.6M
9. CHiPs — $4.1M
10. The Zookeeper’s Wife — $3.3M

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  • Nobody

    Honestly, there are zero examples of anime that the average moviegoer cares about. Boss babies are another story.

  • Tommy

    Oh, I could show you a few.
    See my eyebrows raising and lowering?

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