Nice work if you guessed it! The Boss Baby and it’s director, Tom McGrath, have come out on top this week after Beauty and the Beast dropped an even 50% in revenue from the previous week.
Only just, though! Only $4 million separated the two between the first and second positions, which is an extremely small amount, relatively speaking. Enough chat! Check out the table below for the full top 10.
|1||The Boss Baby||$63,073,318||NEW||$63,073,318||7|
|2||Beauty and the Beast||$59,377,192||-50%||$407,294,034||21|
|3||Ghost in the Shell||$24,223,450||NEW||$24,223,450||7|
|10||The Zookeeper's Wife||$4,714,525||NEW||$4,714,525||7|
As you can see, there are a few new entrants into the list this week, and a few have dropped out. The most noteable story of the week is the utter flop which was Ghost in the Shell – only raking in $24 million on its budget of $110 million. Of course, it’s only the first week and there are still plenty of tickets being sold each day.
However, it doesn’t help with the fact the $110 million budget is only half the equation. After taking into account the Prints and Advertising costs of around $100 million, Ghost in the Shell is looking like won’t be able to break even. Estimate put the lifetime box office revenue at around $200 million – global and domestic. Indicating the film may lose around $50 million! Someone’s going to get a talking to about this one!
The Zookeeper’s Wife also looks like it will struggle to turn a profit. $4.7 million in it’s opening week with a budget of $20 million (not including advertising). We’ll keep you updated over the coming weeks.
Top 10 – Total Earnings – 31st March 2017