The Boss Baby tops North American box offices for second straight weekend

Posted April 13, 2017

Alec Baldwin's Boss Baby is in charge of the North American box office for a second week, keeping The Smurfs from number one.

Boss Baby brought in $26.3 million to push its total domestic gross to just under $90 million.

Meanwhile, "Beauty and the Beast" earned $25 million to take second place at the box office. In four weeks, Disney's live-action fairy tale has earned $432.3m domestically.

The latest Smurfs movie lost out at the USA box office at the weekend, only managing to debut in third place.

"The Boss Baby" and "Beauty And the Beast" couold not be dislodged by the newcomers: "Smurfs: The Lost Village" and "Going In Style".

Dan Stevens is The Beast, left, and Emma Watson is Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast".

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The new film centers on a mysterious map that sets Smurfette (Demi Lovato) and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on a race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history. "Going in Style", $12.5 million 5.

The new Warner Bros. release "Going in Style" opened in fourth place, which brought in an estimated 12.5 million US dollars. It cost just US$24 million to produce. Nabbing an A+ CinemaScore, Case for Christ stars Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway and Robert Forster.

It thus tops a second straight weekend box office chart. Power Rangers is in the sixth spot now with close to $1.7, and when Sunday hits, it might turn out to be right down to the wire as to what exactly will make up the top five.

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. Rolling out in 56 locations, the drama opened to $476,000.

EuropaCorp and STX Entertainment's critically acclaimed British romantic comedy Their Finest debuted to $77,000 from 4 theaters in Los Angeles and NY for a screen average of $19,250.