Beauty and the Beast dominates weekend box office

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast maintained its box office lead with weekend takings of $7.740m, bringing it to a total of $26.157m since its release two weeks ago.

Paramount’s Ghost in the Shell hit second place in its debut week. The live action re-make of the cult Japanese anime, which features Scarlett Johansson as Major Killian, earned a total of $2.422m.

Warner Brothers’ The Lego Batman Movie earned a total of $2.283m over its debut weekend. The animated comedy is set three years after the Lego universe is saved in the original Lego Movie and centres around the Joker getting his revenge after finding out Batman doesn’t consider him much of a foe.

Fox’s Boss Baby, a film about a besuited talking baby, earned $1.977m over the weekend for a total $7.651m since it’s release.

The top five was capped off with Sony’s space thriller Life, which earned $797,971 over the weekend.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Beauty And The Beast (live Action) (Disney) $7,740,207 635 $26,157,125
Ghost In The Shell (Paramount) $2,422,637 423 $2,573,935
The Lego Batman Movie (Wb) $2,283,514 455 $2,708,179
The Boss Baby (Fox) $1,977,874 284 $7,651,684
Life (Sony) $797,971 254 $2,901,046
Power Rangers (Roadshow) $707,441 0 $2,387,295
Logan (Fox) $556,861 193 $22,296,954
Kong: Skull Island (Wb) $523,257 231 $12,291,158
Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony) $518,203 225 $655,864
Hidden Figures (Fox) $241,197 144 $16,611,019
Peppa Pig My First Cinema Experience: Peppa's Australian Holiday (Eone) $122,931 149 $1,884,627
The Devotion Of Suspect X (Chinalion Film) $111,587 15 $111,587
Land Of Mine (Palace) $104,932 19 $196,563
Lion (Transmission) $90,618 157 $29,160,996
Man Called Ove, A (Rialto) $69,579 19 $70,321
Jasper Jones (Madman) $66,618 55 $2,402,247
Loving (Eone) $59,461 42 $489,561
The Eagle Huntress (Sony) $52,460 23 $325,679
Moonlight (Roadshow) $45,435 33 $2,404,340
Manchester By The Sea (Universal) $44,023 31 $3,071,221

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