“Boss Baby” Edges Out “Beauty and the Beast” for Top Box Office Spot; “Ghost in the Shell” Underperforms
In its premiere weekend, DreamWorks Animation SKG’s The Boss Baby just beat out Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast at the box office, pulling in an estimated $49 million in ticket sales (vs. Beast‘s $47.54 million). The results were much higher than pre-release expectations in the industry, placing The Boss Baby as the 10th largest opening for a DreamWorks Animated feature (although if the final box office results go high enough, it may topple the #10 entry, How to Train Your Dragon 2, which earned $49.45 million in its opening weekend). In the third-place spot is Paramount’s live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell, which earned a disappointing estimated $19 million in ticket sales. The ticket sales are below industry forecasts.