Fast and Furious bumps Beauty and the Beast into second at weekend box office

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast has slipped into second place over the Easter long weekend box office, as Fast and Furious jumped into the top spot earning $10.072m.

The film has earned a total of $12.696m.

According to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia, Beauty and the Beast  collected $3.020m over the weekend across 449 screens, bringing its total local earnings to $40.352m.

Last weekend, across 558 screens, Beauty and the Beast earned $4.960m.

Fox’s The Boss Baby held second place at the weekend box office, collecting $1.997m. It has made $16.246m since its release.

Warner Brothers’ The Lego Batman movie held third at the weekend box office, making $1.290m across 309 screens and bringing its total box office to $5.303m.

The animated comedy centres around the Joker getting his revenge after finding out Batman doesn’t consider him a genuine foe.

Ghost in the Shell remained in fourth place over the weekend, earning $515,805.

The film, which stars Scarlett Johansson as Major Killian has earned a total of $5.303m.

Coming in at fifth place at the weekend box office was Smurfs: The Lost Village, which made $803,021.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
The Fate Of The Furious (Universal) $10,072,760 697 $12,696,541
Beauty And The Beast (live Action) (Disney) $3,020,355 449 $40,352,619
The Boss Baby (Fox) $1,997,473 301 $16,246,760
The Lego Batman Movie (Wb) $1,290,008 309 $8,327,543
Smurfs: The Lost Village (Sony) $803,021 0 $4,327,802
Ghost In The Shell (Paramount) $515,805 250 $5,303,595
Manje Bistre (Indies) $402,399 28 $404,588
Dance Academy (Studiocanal) $286,332 214 $1,481,993
Chips (Wb) $185,856 131 $808,219
Logan (Fox) $180,648 93 $23,199,658
Denial (Eone) $178,366 41 $238,890
Power Rangers (Roadshow) $169,980 149 $3,562,069
Life (Sony) $161,173 0 $3,992,684
Kong: Skull Island (Wb) $132,663 88 $13,083,650
Hidden Figures (Fox) $129,029 74 $17,133,984
Silent Voice, A (Madman) $92,017 32 $450,264
The Country Doctor (Madman) $85,244 19 $290,963
Frantz (Sharmill) $65,916 20 $85,418
Colossal (Transmission) $64,143 21 $64,810
Man Called Ove, A (Rialto) $57,867 21 $309,079

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