DreamWorks Animation's 'Boss Baby' Unseats Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

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DreamWorks Animation's 'Boss Baby' Unseats Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast'

Beauty and The Beast has maintained its stronghold on the box office, with the live-action reboot earning $7.7 million over its second weekend.

Studio estimates released on Sunday said the DreamWorks Animation release starring Alec Baldwin as a suit-clad baby narrowly edged out the previous two-week leader. The new animated movie was predicted to bring in approximately $25 million, up to $30 million on the higher end of predictions.

Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" ruled Korea's weekend box office for the third straight weekend, crossing the threshold of four million tickets sold, according to the Korean Film Council on Monday.

The Boss Baby opened in five worldwide markets last weekend for a total of $17.5 million; this weekend it added 37 markets and brought in $36.2 million, bringing its global tally to $60.9 million. Overseas, Beauty and the Beast added an additional $66.5 million from 55 markets this weekend, which brings the film's worldwide total to more than $875 million. Luckily for the Boss Baby, Tim will do just about anything to get rid of his new baby brother, even infiltrate Puppy Co. Despite coming in fourth, the animation's screen average of $6,964 was more than both Ghost in the Shell and The Lego Batman Movie, which were $5,727 and $5,019 respectively.

Overall, it was a solid weekend at the box office for all the current releases in theaters.

"Power Rangers" took in $14.5 million during its second week while "Kong" brought in $8.8 million.

Also, the movie was the first PG-rated animated film in nearly two months, according to ComScore, attracting parents of younger children who wanted to avoid the violence of current releases "Power Rangers" and "Kong: Skull Island", Pandya said. With a total of $329.5 million internationally, Kong: Skull Island is rapidly approaching the $500 million mark globally. For now though, the animated movie is the number one movie at the box office.

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