Magazine article Screen International

'The Boss Baby' Rules US on $50.2M, 'Ghost in the Shell' Disappoints (Update)

Magazine article Screen International

'The Boss Baby' Rules US on $50.2M, 'Ghost in the Shell' Disappoints (Update)

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DreamWorks Animation's comedy The Boss Baby featuring Alec Baldwin in the lead arrived top of the charts via Fox and knocked Beauty And The Beast offits perch for the first time in three weekends.

The Boss Baby opened on a confirmed $50.2m in 3,773 theatres and also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire and Jimmy Kimmel.

Disney's live-action fantasy smash Beauty And The Beast dropped to number two on $45.4m for $393.3m and stands at $874.9m worldwide.

Meanwhile Paramount's sci-fiGhost In The Shell starring Scarlett Johansson, produced with DreamWorks and Reliance Entertainment, arrived in third place on a disappointing $18.7m from 3,440 venues and reportedly cost $110m to produce. A $40.1m international debut will help matters.

Power Rangers debuted strongly last weekend and slipped 64.8% and two places to number four as a further $14.2m through Lionsgate boosted the tally to $64.8m.

Warner Bros' comedy CHiPS fell 48.7% in its second session, adding $3.9m for $14.3m in ninth place.

Wartime drama The Zookeeper's Wife starring Jessica Chastain arrived at number 10 through Focus Features on $3.3m from 541 sites.

Thriller The Devotion Of Suspect X starring Kai Wang and Ruby Lin opened at number 16 through China Lion on $323,207 from 43 sites. …

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