Animated comedy film The Baby Boss is speculated to make a huge opening box office. It is said that the film will do very well commercially. The film has gained a wonderful response before its release and it seems that it will gain success in the coming days following its release. It will open against sci-fi action movie Ghost in the Shell. However, there is one movie which is still reigning the box office, Beauty and the Beast. Find out more about the films, their reception, and gross collections below.
The Baby Boss
The Baby Boss is the DreamWorks Animation movie directed by Tom McGrath. The animated comedy film is based on the story of Tim Templeton who lives happily with his parents. But one day a baby arrives at their doorstep in a suit and his parents call him Tim’s little bro. But there’s something fishy about this infant, Tim later finds out that he is able to talk and behave like adults but no one is aware of it. The infant has come to his home on a secret mission about why puppies are getting more attention than kids. He also reveals that with the help of a secret baby formula he stays mature.
The film is received with mixed to average reviews and is likely to gross about $30 million in its opening weekend. (Via The Hollywood Reporter)
Ghost in the Shell
Rupert Sander directorial film starring Scarlett Johansson in the lead role is based on a Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow. Johansson plays the role of Cyber commander The Major who, along with her task force Sector 9, is working for cyber security. Their job is to keep away terrorists, criminals, and hackers away from artificial intelligence technology of Hanka Robotics.
Ghost in the Shell will open simultaneously with The Baby Boss. It was earlier scheduled to be released in April this year but it was pushed back earlier when Paramount acquired the film rights.
Beauty and the Beast
The romantic fantasy live action remake of Disney is breaking all records. The story of the film originally belongs to an 18th-century fairy tale of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont. The film directed by Bill Condon features Emma Watson (Belle) and Dan Stevens (Beast) in the lead roles.
The film follows a saga of love between a beautiful young girl and a beast who was cursed several years back. Belle’s father, Maurice gets entrapped in the castle by beast but she negotiated to takes her father’s place. The duo later develops a friendship, which turns into love at the end. However, there are a lot of obstacles in between and it isn’t easy for them to realize their love for each other. Another character, Gaston, is obsessed with Belle and wants to marry her. In order to fulfill his wish, he tried to kill the Beast. But alas at the end, the curse is broken and Belle lives happily ever after with Beast.
The film earned a gross of $751 million worldwide against the production budget of $160 million. So far, it is the highest-grossing film of the year, which has received worldwide critical acclaim. It is a beautifully crafted film that has utilized both live-action and computer graphics animation very effectively.
The film was released on March 17, 2017. However, it continues to reign the box office even in its third week and has retained its position into five films.