An animated movie from Jeffrey K.'s old haunts sits atop the box office heap.
WEEKEND DOMESTIC TOTALS
1.) The Boss Baby (20th Century Fox/DWA), 3,773 theaters / $15.6M Fri. (includes $1.5M in previews) / 3-day: $51.6M Wk 1
2.) Beauty and the Beast (DIS), 4,210 theaters / $13.1m Fri. (-34%) / 3-day: $48.6M (-46%)/ Total: $396.5M/Wk 3
3.) Ghost in the Shell (PAR/DWA/REL), 3,440 theaters / $7.6M Fri. (includes $1.8M) / 3-day: $20.3M /Wk 1
4.) Saban’s Power Rangers (LGF), 3,693 theaters (0)/ $4m Fri. (-73%) / 3-day: $13.67M (-66%)/Total: $64.2M/ Wk 2
5.) Kong: Skull Island (20th/Leg), 3,141 theaters (-525) / $2.3M Fri. (-37%) / 3-day: $9.1M (-38%)/Total: $148.1M/Wk 4
6.) Logan (Fox), 2,323 theaters (-840)/ $1.71M Fri. (-34%) / 3-day: $6.5M (-37%)/Total: $212.2M/Wk 5
7.) Get Out (UNI), 1,844 theaters (-630) / $1.73M Fri. (-31%) / 3-day: $6M (-32%)/Total: $157M/Wk 6
8.) Life (Skydance/Sony), 3,146 theaters (0)/ $1.65M Fri. (-63%) / 3-day: $5.58M (-55%)/Total: $22.38M/ Wk 2
9.) CHIPS (WB), 2,464 theaters (0) / $1.1M Fri. (-55%) / 3-day: $4M (-48%)/ Total: $14.3M /Wk 2
10.) Zookeeper’s Wife (FOC), 541 theaters / $998K Fri. / 3-day: $3.2M/ Wk 1
Boss Baby was expected to gross somewhere in the 40-million range, maybe a skosh higher. So to have the picture to open with a $50 million take bodes well for its future, and is also a nice opening for DWA founder to leave behind. As Deadline notes:
... Most of the animated movies that Katzenberg put his fingerprints on possessed a satirical sense of humor in the Airplane-sense of the word, going back to Disney’s Aladdin and continuing well beyond Shrek. Boss Baby‘s campaign continues to carry that comedic sensibility. ...
And of course the partially-animated Beauty and the Beast continues to hold well, crossing the $400 million barrier for domestic earnings the first part of next week.