Not many changes this week at the Box Office despite several new releases to come our way. Hot off the news of a possible spin-off for the Franchise starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Jason Statham, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS makes it a second week at the top of the Box Office for Universal Pictures with $37 million from 4,329 theatres. Over two weeks domestically it has made $161.9 million.
THE BOSS BABY is in second again this weekend with $11.9 million from 3,697 theatres. a total of $136 million for 20th Century Fox with $136 million over four weeks.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is in third with $10 million for Disney, bringing its six week total to $471 million.
THE PROMISE debuts in fourth for eOne Films/Open Road Films with $4.7 million from 2,251 theatres. The TIFF ’16 selection starring Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac gets a 46% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
Disneynature‘s MADE IN CHINA debuts in fifth with $4.6 million from 1,508 theatres. The Panda Documentary gets an 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
UNFORGETTABLE which sees the return of long-absent Katherine Heigl, debuts in ninth with $4.4 million from 2,417 theatres for Warner Bros. Critics gave it a 26% on the Tomatometer and a C CinemaScore from Audiences.
THE LOST OF CITY Z rounds-out the Top Ten with a $2.1 million for Bleecker Street Films/Elevation Pictures expanding to 610 theatres in its second week out. Critics very much loved the Film starring heavyweights Robert Pattinson and Charlie Hunnam with an 88% on the Tomatometer.
True to the form of its predecessors, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS has a spectacular opening at number one this weekend at the Box Office! Taking-in $100 million from 4,310 theatres, this eight installment in the series gets a passable 64% on the Tomatometer on Rotten Tomatoes and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. To place it into context, this Film ranks second in its Franchise, right behind 2015’s FURIOUS 7 which opened with $147 million.
In second after two weeks on-top is THE BOSS BABY with $17 million, bringing its three week tally to $117 million in North America for 20th Century Fox.
Just crossing the $1 billion-mark worldwide this week, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST places third in its fifth week out for Disney with $16.2 million. Thus far domestically it has grossed $457 million.
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE places fourth with $11 million in its second week out for Sony Pictures, a two week take of $29 million.
GIFTED is in sixth with $3 million from 1,146 theatres for Fox Searchlight. It earns $4.3 million over two weeks.
KONG: SKULL ISLAND rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.6 million for Warner Bros. in its sixth week, a total of $161 million in its domestic run.
Audiences simply can’t get enough of this baby! THE BOSS BABY for a second straight week takes the top of the Box Office even with stiff competition coming from new releases. The Animated Feature from 20th Century Fox earns $25.1 million, accounting for $89 million over two weeks domestically.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST again is second this weekend with $25.1 million, bringing its four week run to $432 million in North America for Disney.
SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE debuts with $14.1 million for Sony Pictures from 3,610 theatres. This third installment in the Franchise is unable to surpass 2011’s THE SMURFS which opened with $35 million. It gets an A CinemaScore and 39% on the Tomatometer.
Remake GOING IN STYLE opens in fourth with $12.2 million for Warner Bros., from 3,061 theatres. It gets a B CinemaScore and 44% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
THE CASE FOR CHRIST debuts in eight with $4.5 million for Pureflix. It gets an 83% on the Tomatometer.
Former champ GET OUT rounds-out the Top Ten with $4.1 million for Universal Pictures. Thus far over seven weeks it has made $162 million.
THE BOSS BABY surpasses all expectations this weekend to overtake the #1 position at the Box Office this weekend across North America. It earns $51.6 million in its debut for 20th Century Fox from 3,773 theatres. Despite only a 48% from Critics on the Tomatometer, it gets an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
In second after two weeks on-top is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST with $48.6 million from 4,210 theatres for Disney. It is just shy of the $400-million-mark domestically and should surpass that by Monday/Tuesday.
GHOST IN THE SHELL debuts in third with $20.3 million from 3,440 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics gave the anime/manga adaptation a 42% on the Tomatometer and it gets a B CinemaScore.
POWER RANGERS in its second week out garners $13.6 million from 3,693 theatres for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It has made $64 million over two weeks.
GET OUT still is performing well in seventh with $6 million now in its sixth week out. It has made a healthy $157 million thus far for Universal Pictures.
THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.2 million from 541 theatres only for Focus Features/Elevation Pictures. Critics gave it a 73% on the Tomatometer.
20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to give Toronto Readers a chance to see THE BOSS BABY first! The Screening takes place Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Cineplex Yonge & Eglinton.
Synopsis: DreamWorks Animation and the director of Madagascar invite you to meet a most unusual baby. He wears a suit, speaks with the voice and wit of Alec Baldwin, and stars in the animated comedy, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby. The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby’s arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly imaginative 7 year old named Tim. With a sly, heart-filled message about the importance of family, DreamWorks’ The Boss Baby is an authentic and broadly appealing original comedy for all ages.
Cast: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire and Miles Bakshi.
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20th Century Fox Canada release THE BOSS BABYFriday, March 31, 2017.