The Boss Baby Movie Tops Box Office Expectations Barely A Week After Release
Latest Hollywood movie to hit the box office, Boss Baby is currently topping the charts.
The animated comedy that features a black suit-clad baby with some mild humor and plenty of sarcasm bottled is leading the box office with $49 million from 3,773 locations.
Boss Baby has now edged out Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Beauty and the Beast had topped the box office charts, dominating cinema screens since its release three weeks ago.
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Despite a number of negative reviews and criticisms, Alec Baldwin’s “Boss Baby” character has managed to gain so many eyeballs.
The movie which centers on a cuteness standoff between babies and puppies features the Boss Baby voiced by popular voice actor, Alec Baldwin.
The power suit-wearing infant movie also features a voice cast that includes Tobey Maguire, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, and Lisa Kudrow.
The movie produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Fox took over $200 million to make and market.
Heading into the weekend, Boss Baby which premiered in cinemas on April 1st was projected to debut to $30 million.
Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution, speaking about the movie said:
“The picture works because it’s a great concept and having Alec Baldwin, who is such a well known voice, voicing a baby is near genius.”
BOSS BABY TOPS BOX OFFICE IN ONE WEEK
Aronson commented that he was pretty much surprised that the Boss baby movie didn’t get even worse reviews than it did.
“I was shocked and still am.
“It’s nice when you have critics and audiences aligned, but it’s painful when you don’t get it.
“You wonder why do audiences like it so much and the reviewers don’t?”
According to comScore, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast had $47.5 million in ticket sales, for a three-week domestic total of $395 million and a global one of $876 million.
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Sitting in third place is “Ghost in the Shell,” a live-action version of a Japanese manga by Shirow Masamune.
It raked in about $19 million, a far cry from its production and marketing costs of at least $150 million.
Ghost in the Shell also produced by DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures also performed weakly on screens worldwide, raking in just about $40 million.
Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” and Warner Bros. and Legendary’s “Kong: Skull Island” rounded out the top five, earning $14.5 million and $8.8 million, respectively.
Image Credits: DreamWorks Animation and foxmovies.com