Weekend Box Office: 'Boss Baby' Crushes 'Smurfs: Lost Village' With $26M

Weekend Box Office: 'Boss Baby' Crushes 'Smurfs: Lost Village' With $26M

Weekend Box Office: 'Boss Baby' Crushes 'Smurfs: Lost Village' With $26M

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

"The Boss Baby" was on track for a $26.3 million weekend.

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.

And Beauty and the Beast earned US$25 million to take second place for an overall domestic take of US$432.3 million.

Going in Style, a remake of a 1979 heist film, was the weekend's big surprise - it was expected to open around the $8 million (GBP6.5 million) mark, but impressed with $12.5 million (GBP10 million). The movie earned an A CinemaScore. The animated film features the voices of Demi Lovato and Rainn Wilson in a story about Smurfette and her friends in a race through the Forbidden Forest. "Ghost in the Shell", $7.4 million ($31.6 million) 6. 2011's The Smurfs, which blended the animated Smurfs with live-action characters played by Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays and Hank Azaria, debuted with $35.6 million en route to a $142.6 million domestic take and $563.7 million worldwide take, from just a $110 million budget.

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.

The box office beast also added another $36 million overseas this weekend to bring its worldwide total to $545 million, putting it just $23 million away from hitting the $1 billion global benchmark.

STX Entertainment's critically acclaimed British romantic comedy Their Finest, starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy, debuted to $77,000 from four theaters in L.A. and NY for a screen average of $19,250.

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