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'Boss Baby' stays in charge, edging 'Beauty and the Beast'

'Boss Baby' stays in charge, edging 'Beauty and the Beast'”

Boss Baby - voiced by Alec Baldwin, who is making headlines for his impersonation of President Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, plus his new book - stayed atop the chart in its second weekend, falling 48 percent to $26.3 million for a pleasing domestic total of $89.4 million.

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Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" continues to draw huge crowds with an estimated 25 million USA dollars fourth weekend performance as it rides a wave of continued audience enthusiasm and support for a 24-day total of 432.3 million US dollars. "The Case for Christ", from Pure Flix, placed 10th. "The Boss Baby" in its opening weekend toppled Walt Disney Co.'s "Beauty and the Beast" from the No. 1 spot and had $131 million in worldwide sales heading into the weekend, according to Box Office Mojo on mid-day Friday. Russian Federation accounted for $24 million, while Mexico did $12 million, and it grossed $10 million in the United Kingdom and slightly less in France.

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Either way, it was a mistake for Sony Pictures to choose this particular release date for The Lost Village when we still have Twentieth Century Fox's The Boss Baby continuing its reign while Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast is still going strong weeks after its initial release. This weekend's openings included a $2.2 million debut in Brazil along with France ($1.9m); Mexico ($1.6m); Germany ($1.5m); and Italy ($1m) Upcoming releases include an April 21 debut in China and an April 28 release in South Korea. Forecasts ranged from $14.5 million at BoxOfficePro to $19.1 million at Hollywood Stock Exchange. Lost Village, costing a reported $60 million to make, will have to do huge business overseas if Sony gets its wish. The film features Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin in a tale about three lifelong pals who decide to knock over a bank after their pensions are canceled.

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New Line's launch of senior-citizen heist comedy "Going in Style" is following in fourth with about $12.1 million at 3,061 sites - well above recent expectations, which had forecast a quiet finish around $8 million. It garnered 39 percent positive critics' reviews at RottenTomatoes. Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen and Faye Dunaway star in the film about an investigative journalist who tries to disprove the existence of God.



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