Weekly Box Office Work-Up: Mar. 24-26

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast continued to feast a top the box office this weekend. The film took in $88.3 million for the fourth largest second weekend ever. It’s also the fourth consecutive film from the studio to gross over $600 internationally. Sean Bailey, Disney Studio’s President of Production, recently spoke on the beastly success of ‘Beast’ and gave an update on possible future spin-offs and prequels (details here).

In terms of new releases, Power Rangers put up the best fight against Disney’s money machine. The 90’s cheesefest powered to a $40.5 million. On a $100 million production budget, we may not hear an official sequel announcement from Lionsgate as soon as they’d hoped (come on, Mr. Ooze!). Meanwhile, there wasn’t much life in Sony’s space monster movie Life, which landed $12.6 million. The Warner Bros. adaptation of the 70’s sitcom CHiPS couldn’t crunch the top five with an ironically funny $7.6 million.

Domestic= How much a movie made within the United States

Here are this weekend’s top five finishes as well as their specific tallies (provided by the lovely Box Office Mojo):

% change= the percentage a film's domestic gross dropped from previous weekend

1.) Beauty & the Beast

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Weekend gross (domestic): $88.3 million

% change: -49.4%

Total gross (domestic): $316.9 million

Total worldwide gross: $690.2 million

Original budget: $160 million

 

2.) Power Rangers

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Weekend gross (domestic): $40.5 million

% change: n/a

Total gross (domestic): $40.5 million

Total worldwide gross: $59.2

Original budget: $100 million

 

3.) Kong: Skull Island

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Weekend gross (domestic): $14.4

% change: -42.8%

Total gross (domestic): $133.5 million

Total worldwide gross: $392.1 million

Original budget: $185 million

 

4.) Life

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Weekend gross (domestic): $12.6 million

% change: n/a

Total gross (domestic): $12.6 million

Total worldwide gross: $28.7 million

Original budget: $58 million

 

5.) Logan

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Weekend gross (domestic): $10.1 million

% change: -43.1%

Total gross (domestic): $201.4 million

Total worldwide gross: $565.5 million

Original budget: $94 million

 

Look for another busy brawl at the box office this weekend to finish out this blockbuster March. The live-action Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson opens against the WWII drama The Zookeeper’s Wife as well as the family-friendly animation The Boss Baby. Check in next weekend for those final tallies!

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