BOX OFFICE: Beauty takes top spot while Power Rangers come in strong | March 24-26, 2017

The number one movie at the weekend box office was Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast for the second straight week. The remake took in another beast-sized $88.3 million over the weekend. The film’s ten day domestic total now sits at $316 million with a total worldwide cume of more than $690 million.

Another remake made its debut over the weekend with Lionsgate’s reboot of the Power Rangers. This film, which retells the story of the original television show from more than a quarter century ago, took in a strong $40.5 million over the weekend. In a time when remakes are hit or miss it looks like Power Rangers might be a notch in the win column for Lionsgate, which has already greenlit a sequel to the film.

The other wide release this weekend Life from Sony and Columbia Pictures took in $12.6 million this weekend. The sci-fi film is off to a slow start, though the film was made with modest $58 million budget. Still a large budgeted film but still nearly half of the budgets of the top three films this weekend.

Kong: Skull island landed in the number three spot over the weekend with another $14.1 million, making the great ape’s three week worldwide haul a solid $392 million. Marvel’s Logan from 20th Century Fox rounded out the top five with another $10.1 million in its fourth week of release.

Next weekend’s release schedule sees Paramount’s live action adaptation of cult classic anime Ghost in the Shell hitting theatres. The original anime was recently on Netflix but has been removed from the streaming service just in time for the theatrical release. The other wide release this weekend is the horrible looking animated feature The Boss Baby from 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks Animation.

1 | Beauty and the Beast (Disney) $88.3 mil
2 | Power Rangers (LionsGate) $40.5 mil
3 | Kong: Skull Island (Warner Bros.) $14.4 mil
4 | Life (Sony) $12.6 mil
5 | Logan (20th Century Fox) $10.1 mil

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