Sadly, not every animated feature released in the 21t century comes roaring out of the gate. (It only seems that way).
The Boss Baby might be triumphing at America's multiplexes ... along with Disney's reboot of a well-loved animated classic ... but other entries can (and do) underperform.
1.) The Boss Baby (20thCentury Fox/DWA), 3,829 theaters (+56) / $6.9M Fri. / $11.8M Sat/$7.6M Sun/ 3-day cume: $26.3m (-48%)/ Total: $89.3M/Wk 2
2.) Beauty and the Beast (DIS), 3,969 theaters (-241) / $6.8M Fri. /$10.59M Sat/$7.58M Sun/ 3-day cume: $25M (-45%) / Total cume: $432.3M/ Wk 4
3.) Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony), 3,610 theaters / $4.15M Fri. (includes $375K previews) / $5.6M Sat./$4.26M Sun/3-day cume: $14M /Wk 1
4.) Going in Style (WB/VR), 3,061 theaters / $4.2M Fri. (includes $600K ) /$4.8M Sat/$3.4M Sun/ 3-day cume: $12.5M (includes previews of $600K)/Wk 1
5.) Ghost in the Shell (PAR/DWA/REL), 3,440 theaters (0) / $2.1M Fri. /$3.1M Sat./$2.09M Sun / 3-day cume: $7.35M (-60%)/Total: $31.57M/Wk 2
6.) Saban’s Power Rangers (LGF), 2,978 theaters (-715) / $1.65M Fri. /$2.7M Sat/$1.79M Sun/ 3-day cume: $6.2M (-56%) / Total cume: $75.1M / Wk 3
7.) Kong: Skull Island (20th/Legendary), 2,753 theaters (-388) / $1.5M Fri./$2.5M Sat/$1.77M Sun/ 3-day cume: $5.8M (-32%)/ Total cume: $156.5M / Wk 5
8/9.) Logan (Fox), 1,949 theaters (-374)/ $1.1M Fri. /$1.8M Sat/$1.15M Sun/$4.05M (-34%)/ Total cume: $218M / Wk 6
Get Out (UNI), 1,574 theaters (-270) / $1.2M Fri. /$1.8M Sat/$1.02M/ 3-day cume: $4.02M (-29%)/ Total cume: $162.85M / Wk 7
10.) The Case for Christ (Pureflix), 1,174 theaters / $1.5M Fri./$1.3M Sat/$1M Sun/ 3-day cume: $3.9M /Wk 1
Smurfs: The Lost Village did not open in the resounding way Sony was probably hoping for. The pic received an A CinemaScore, but that apparently is not enough to lift it above a lackluster opening.