Thursday 18 January 2018

The Boss Baby dethrones Beauty And The Beast in the US

By Julia Hunt

The Boss Baby is the number one movie in America.

The Boss Baby has dethroned Disney’s Beauty And The Beast at the US box office with a $49 million (£39 million) debut.

Studio estimates said the DreamWorks Animation release, which sees Alec Baldwin voicing a suit-clad baby, narrowly edged out the previous two-week leader.

Beauty And The Beast, which stars Emma Watson, took in $48 million (£38.2 million) in its third weekend.

Paramount’s Ghost In The Shell – starring Scarlett Johansson – couldn’t compete with either family-friendly release.

The dystopian science-fiction remake of the Japanese anime classic opened with just $19 million (£15.1 million), a poor showing for a film that cost $110 million (£87.6 million) to make.

Press Association

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