‘Boss Baby’ Beats out Competition as ‘Ghost in the Shell’ Falters at Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES – Alec Baldwin’s ruthless baby character in the animated “Boss Baby,” topped the weekend box office by edging out last week’s champ, “Beauty and the Beast,” and Paramount’s remake of the cult animated feature “Ghost in the Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson.

“Ghost in the Shell finished a disappointing third place in the weekend box office race with a lackluster $19 million opening weekend. “Boss Baby” opened with $49 million, or 10th largest opening for a film from DreamWorks Animation.

Coming in second place was Disney's “Beauty and the Beast” with about $47.5 million in its third week for a total of $395.5 million.

Lionsgate's “Power Rangers” dropped by about 60 percent in its second weekend for a total of $14.5 million while “Kong: Skull Island,” from Warner Bros., Fox's “Logan” followed with $6.2 million on its fifth weekend, with Universal's “Get Out” in 7th place, racking up $5.8 million in its sixth weekend. Eight place went to “Life” from Sony with $5.6 million for a total of $22.4 million in its second weekend, followed by “CHiPs” from Warner Bros. with $4.05 million in its second week, and “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” in 10th place with $3.3 million in its opening weekend.

Helping “Boss Baby” was a solid "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences with most under the age of 18 scoring it an "A+". Moreover, the breakdown of the opening weekend audience, 53 percent were female while 47 percent were male with 62 percent of the audience were below age 25.

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