'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' Outshine 'Smurfs 3' at Box Office

10 Avril, 2017, 01:27 | Auteur: Gerard Affre
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For the second straight weekend, the tie-wearing toddler of "The Boss Baby" nosed out Disney´s "Beauty and the Beast" at North American box offices, while the new "Smurf" movie came in a distant and disappointing third, according to industry estimates.

Featuring the voices of Demi Lovato and Joe Manganiello, the movie reportedly cost $60 million to make.

The blockbuster animation nabbed $26.3 million, bringing its North American total to $89.4 million and its global haul to just under $200 million.

The original film in the series, "The Smurfs", earned much of its $563.7 million gross on overseas ticket sales, and Sony appears to be hoping this film will follow form.

Fox and DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby topped the weekend box office for a second week in a row, once again leading Disney's Beauty and the Beast over the course of what felt like a placeholder weekend as far as new releases are concerned.

In four weeks, Disney's live-action fairy tale has earned $432.3 million (£349.3 million) in the US.

The Boss Baby is the number one film in America right now.

Thanks to the two blockbuster films, family audiences really couldn't find Smurfs: The Lost Village. This weekend's openings included a $2.2 million debut in Brazil along with France ($1.9m); Mexico ($1.6m); Germany ($1.5m); and Italy ($1m) Upcoming releases include an April 21 debut in China and an April 28 release in South Korea.

"Going in Style", a Warner Bros. comedy starring Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin and Michael Caine as an octogenarian trio determined to rob a bank after their pension money goes up in smoke, placed fourth in its opening weekend, taking in $12.5 million.

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