Baby is boss at the box office again
The latest Smurfs movie lost out at the U.S. box office at the weekend, only managing to debut in third place.
Featuring the voices of Demi Lovato and Joe Manganiello, the Smurfs movie reportedly cost $60 million (£48.4 million) to make.
The blockbuster animation nabbed $26.3 million, bringing its North American total to $89.4 million and its global haul to just under $200 million.
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. Smurfs: The Lost Village and Going In Style weren’t critically acclaimed, with Smurfs getting a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Going in Style getting 44%, although The Case For Christ was a critical hit with 83%. The opening weekend collection would be very crucial for the movie considering its wide release and an fantastic fan base across the world. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Before FURIOUS 7 came out, I thought the series was either dead or dying and then FURIOUS 7 made an insane amount of money at the box office.
Paramount’s second weekend of “Ghost in the Shell” is fading fast in fifth with about $7.1 million at 3,440 venues – a 62% decline from the disappointing opening weekend for the action fantasy, based on a popular Japanese manga.
According to Coming Soon report, With its domestic $432.3 Million box office gross, “Beauty and the Beast” is now in the all-time Top 15 of highest grossing domestic films, just behind on Steven Spielberg’s “E.T: the Extra-Terrestrial”. Two weeks in a row it’s been on top of the box office Beauty and the Beast.