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The Boss Baby

The Bottom Line: March 31st, 2017

Quick Takes – This weekend, Alec Baldwin plays a small baby business executive wearing a suit. But enough about his President Trump impression, let’s talk about The Boss Baby! See how it will do against Ghost in the Shell in this week’s edition of The Bottom Line!

Box Office Top Five

Beauty and the Beast dominated in its second weekend with a total of $90.5 million for first place. Power Rangers opened in second for $40.4 million. Kong: Skull Island took third with $14.7 million while Life opened with $12.6 million for fourth place. Logan rounded out the top five with $10.4 million.

Here is a look at a few films that are opening on March 31st.

The Boss Baby (PG) 97 mins.

This is the new animated movie from Dreamworks, and boy, this one looks rough. You’ve likely seen the trailers for this all over the place, and if you’re like me, you’re downright sick of them. Reviews have been on the negative side, but this is going to be a huge hit with kids. I can just feel it. I think Beauty and the Beast will hang to the number one slot for another week, but this is coming in at number two.

Ghost in the Shell (PG-13) 106 mins.

A live-action adaptation of an anime classic, Ghost in the Shell has seen its share of controversy in recent months. It’s the latest to fall victim to whitewashing its lead character, and from what I hear, the film features some troubling racial implications as well. Are audiences clamoring for this, though? Scarlett Johansson is a star, but this is the kind of sci-fi that could be a tough sell. I’m predicting this opens in third place.


The Bottom Line

Beauty and the Beast will once again reign supreme. The families who can’t get into that will go see The Boss Baby, making it number two. Ghost in the Shell will take third while Power Rangers takes fourth, and Kong: Skull Island will round out the top five. 

Movies To Look Forward To:

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About the author

Michael Smith

Mike Smith is an avid filmgoer from New York who loves to hear his own voice - luckily his work as a podcaster on FilmBook allows him to do just that. Mike graduated from The College of Saint Rose in Albany with a degree in communications, and is ready to dole out critical analysis of all your pop culture fixations. Mike is the host of FilmBookCast and can frequently be seen at his local movie theater, patiently explaining to his friends that Superman Returns is a misunderstood masterpiece.

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