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Boss Baby beats out Ghost in the Shell, Smurfs at Box Office

Dreamwork’s animation has dominated the week’s US and international box office, bringing in almost $64m. Disney’s live-action remake Beauty and the Beast holds strong at the number two spot on both charts, taking $61m internationally, pushing its overall gross close to the billion mark.

Ghost in the Shell, the live-action adaption of the Japanese sci-fi manga and anime series, disappointed in its opening week, debuting at number four on the US chart, taking just $7m. It fared better on the international chart, holding the number three place with an international gross of $48m. An ongoing franchise seems unlikely due to the film’s lacklustre performance in the US, as well as middling reviews from critics.

Finally, Sony Pictures’ Smurfs animation has debuted at number four on the international chart, taking the third place in the US, with an international gross of $36m.

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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