`Boss Baby' Takes Charge of Box Office for Second Weekend

Calvin Saunders
April 13, 2017

Alec Baldwin's animated adventure The Boss Baby is the No. 1 movie in North America for a second weekend, earning an additional $26.3 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com said Sunday. Although DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby fell almost 50% compared to its opening weekend, the animated comedy featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin continued to draw in families despite the competition from newcomer Smurfs: The Lost Village.

April, the last month of spring box office before the summer movie season, kicked off rather meekly with three new movies in wide release that weren't able to dethrone the PG-rated powerhouses of DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby in its second weekend and Walt Disney Pictures'Beauty and the Beast in its fourth.

The first of this week's new releases Smurfs: The Lost Village, released by Sony Pictures Animation, brought in $14 million in its opening weekend, though the Easter break should secure more coffers for the Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin and Joe Manganiello-voiced sequel in the coming days. Lost Village, costing a reported $60 million to make, will have to do huge business overseas if Sony gets its wish.

In second was Disney's hugely successful "Beauty and the Beast". Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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"Going in Style" collected $12.5 million for Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. and New Line divisions, compared with estimates that ranged from $7.2 million to $11 million. Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen and Faye Dunaway star in the film about an investigative journalist who tries to disprove the existence of God.

In limited release, the Chris Evans drama "Gifted" took in $476,000 from 56 theaters, while the World War II drama "Their Finest" grossed $77,000 from four screens in NY and Los Angeles.

At the specialty box office, Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife expanding into a total of 804 theaters after a limited debut last weekend. Rolling out in 56 locations, the drama opened to $476,000.

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