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'Boss Baby' dethrones 'Beauty and the Beast'

Published:Tuesday | April 4, 2017 | 12:00 AM
A new leader comes to town in 'The Boss Baby'.

The taskmaster toddler of The Boss Baby dethroned Disney's Beauty and the Beast at the box office with a $49-million debut, handing its star Alec Baldwin what President Donald Trump might call a "huge" number one opening.

Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theatres, according to comScore:

1. The Boss Baby, $49 million ($36.5 million international).

2. Beauty and the Beast, $48 million ($67 million international).

3. Ghost in the Shell, $19 million ($40.1 million international).

4. Power Rangers, $14.5 million ($8.1 million international).

5. Kong: Skull Island, $8.8 million ($34.6 million international).

6. Logan, $6.2 million ($5.2 million international).

7. Get Out, $5.8 million ($2.3 million international).

8. Life, $5.6 million ($6.3 million international).

9. Chips, $4.1 million ($1.4 million international).

10. The Zookeeper's Wife, $3.4 million.