'Boss Baby,' 'Beauty' outshine 'Smurfs 3' at box office
In second was Disney's hugely successful "Beauty and the Beast".
Fox and DreamWorks Animation's The Boss Baby topped the weekend box office for a second week in a row, once again leading Disney's Beauty and the Beast over the course of what felt like a placeholder weekend as far as new releases are concerned.
Ghost in the Shell cost $110-M to make before marketing, and despite a major marketing push in Japan, the film opened in 2nd place with $3.2-M. Fellow newcomer "Going In Style" directly follows at #4 thanks to its $12.5 million. But the result is about the same, with the film taking in less than THE SMURFS 2.
The new film centers on a mysterious map that sets Smurfette (Demi Lovato) and her friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on a race through the Forbidden Forest leading to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history.
The film also stars two-time Oscar nominee Ann-Margret (Tommy, Carnal Knowledge) as Annie, a grocery cashier who's been checking Al out in more ways than one. Zach Braff (Garden State) directs from a screenplay by Theodore Melfi (St. Vincent).
Manufacturing sector output for February 2017 down 2%
India adopted an inflation target of 4% last year for a five-year period with a 2 percentage point tolerance band on either side. The annual increase strengthened to 1.2% from 0.2% previously, although this was notably lower than the expected figure of 2.0%.
Stella Nyanzi, the Ugandan accused of insulting the president
If the Musevenis bought less bullets and tear-gas but more medicines for our public health, my father would be living today. Museveni who has exercised absolute power for 31 years has also reserved the use of "vulgarity" only for himself in Uganda.
NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts return to Earth
In addition to her commanding achievements, Whitson holds the record for cumulative spacewalking time of any female astronaut. With the command swap, Kimbrough and the rest of the crew are all set to make the trip back to Earth tomorrow.
Rounding out the top tier are Power Rangers at No. 6 with $6.2 million, Kong: Skull Island at No. 7 with $5.8 million, Logan at No. 8 with $4.05 million, Get Out at No. 9 with $4.02 million and The Case for Christ at No. 10 with $3.9 million. (Preaching to the choir pays off, go figure.) Otherwise, it was a crowded but quiet weekend at the movies, with modest bows for Gifted ($476,000 in 56 theaters), Colossal ($125,000 in four theaters), Their Finest ($77,000 in four theaters), and Graduation ($11,000 on two screens).
The 2017 "Beauty and the Beast" movie adaptation closes in on $1 Billion worldwide box office hits. Factory's The Ticket, FilmRise's Truman Screen Media's The Void and Funimation's Your Name.
Next week will belong to THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS.
The box office beast also added another $36 million overseas this weekend to bring its worldwide total to $545 million, putting it just $23 million away from hitting the $1 billion global benchmark.
Apple Has Just Dropped a Special Edition Red iPhone 7
The special edition (PRODUCT) RED iPhone possess similar features and details to that of the iPhone7 and iPhone7 Plus products. Apple has also begun offering a new spring lineup of Apple Watch bands , along with some new silicone iPhone case colors .
President meets with NATO secretary general at White House
Wednesday's meeting was the first in-person encounter for these leaders, but not their first time speaking. The two will meet again in May when Trump travels to the group's headquarters in Brussels for talks.
AkzoNobel reports shareholder Elliott to financial authorities following calls to remove chairman
PPG Chief Executive Michael McGarry said last week that the company isn't ruling out a sweetened offer or a hostile bid for Akzo. Burgmans is viewed as an opponent to the deal but Elliott has pressed the company to engage with PPG.
Massachusetts gas prices jump a nickel per gallon
The state average rose 7.7 cents in a week to the Monday-morning benchmark of $2.276 on GasBuddy's Fuel Insights survey report. Crude oil surged past $50 per barrel on Friday, closing at $52.24 per barrel, the highest close of trading since March 7.
A long, tearful road to a major for Sergio Garcia
Garcia has been plagued by self doubt in the majors and once said he did not have what it takes to be a major victor . He fell out of the race on the front nine by shooting a 38, then added two more bogeys and a double through 14.
Royals honor late Yordano Ventura before home opener vs A's
Victor Baez, the Royals' Dominican Academy coordinator and a father figure to Ventura, was in the Buck O'Neil seat. The Royals honored Yordano Ventura, who was killed in January in a vehicle accident in the Dominican Republic.
North Korea calls US strikes on Syria 'unforgivable'
Proud mother Ivanka Trump, and her husband Jared Kushner, a close aide to President Trump, put the video on social media. This stands in great contrast with the strident Russian condemnation and denial of facts on the chemical attack itself.
South Korean supporters of arrested ex-president to protest
Park allegedly offered governmental favours to top businessmen who enriched Choi, including Samsung's Lee. She will be held in detention for as long as 20 days while being investigated further by prosecutors.
'Only Time Will Tell' on Improving US-China Trade
My representatives have been meeting one-on-one with their counterparts from China and I think truly progress has been made. It was also agreed that a 100-day action plan seeking to reduce the US trade deficit with China would be devised.
Macron favorite in French election, Le Monde poll says
Far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon, who has the backing of the Communists, rounds out the field. "Nationalism is war", he said. The final result of an election that is being watched closely around the world is still seen as highly unpredictable.
Apr 12 2017