Smurfs: The Lost Village Might Not Beat The Boss Baby At Box-Office

By Disha Mashelkar | 2 years ago
Smurfs: The Lost Village Might Not Beat The Boss Baby At Box-Office
PHOTOGRAPH: Facebook/The Smurfs |

Smurfs: The Lost Village is set to open in US theaters on April 7, 2017. This animation film by Sony Pictures is set to give a tough fight to the last weekend released film, The Boss Baby.

This DreamWorks Animation film, The Boss Baby has already won the hearts of the audience. It is speculated to retain a steady performance. Speculations are rife that Smurfs: The Lost Village might not beat The Boss Baby film at the opening weekend box-office collection. Assumptions are made that perhaps Beauty and the Beast will continue to remain at the second place after The Boss Baby. Read to know more.

Smurfs: The Lost Village And Past Box-Office History

The film is the third installment of the Smurfs film franchise. The first film has impressed the audience so much that it prompted the creation of Smurfs 2. But the second film failed to gather the same revenue as the first one did back in 2011. It has been loosely based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comic artist Peyo.

To be specific, The Smurfs film has earned on its debut $35.6 million. And its box office collection domestically has been $142.6 million. That being said, it has earned $563.7 million worldwide against a budget of $110 million, reports Movie Web.

Now speculations are rife that Smurfs: The Lost Village might debut between $15 million to $16 million at the box office reports Variety. If that happens then this film might go on to achieve great numbers eventually worldwide.

The previous film, Smurfs 2 has made $347.5 million worldwide against a $105 million budget, as per the aforementioned source. There is a possibility that the third installment might take over the second one and defeat it in terms of box-office collection. But beating another animation film, The Boss Baby might be a tough task for Smurfs: The Lost Village.

The Boss Baby

The Boss Baby V/s Smurfs: The Lost Village

Smurfs: The Lost Village is set to open at the box office alongside Going In Style and The Case For Christ. But fans are expecting that the film might receive mixed reactions as The Boss Baby has started off with a good earning debut.

Until there is a sudden rise in interest for Smurfs: The Lost Village, the audience might not be too eager to watch it as per the aforementioned source. Viewers will continue to prefer The Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast over the coming weekend. Therefore, the adventurous tale of the Smurfs might not beat the ambitious tale of a toddler boss.

What Makes Smurfs: The Lost Village Film Unique?

The story follows the discovery of a female group of Smurfs who live in a place called Forbidden Forest. They are led by their female leader called SmurfWillow.

Smurfette learns about this new place where other Smurfs stay. She tries to locate it with the help of her best friends and sets out on an adventure to find the Forbidden Forest before the evil wizard Gargamel finds the place and take ownership.

The storyline, along with the comic dialogues and creative animation, have created social media buzz. The trailers of Smurfs: The Lost Village are also very attractive and catchy. But they seem to fail at attracting more children and teenagers as The Boss Baby trailers have done.

The voice cast of this film includes Demi Lovato who voices Smurfette, Rainn Wilson voices Gargamel, Joe Manganiello voices Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer voices Clumsy Smurf. In addition to this, Danny Pudi voices Brainy Smurf, Julia Roberts voices SmurfWillow and Mandy Patinkin voices Papa Smurf and others. The film is directed by Kelly Asbury.

Also Read: “The Boss Baby” Dominates Over Beauty And The Beast, Ghost In The Shell At The Box Office; Here’s How

Photo Source: Facebook/The Boss Baby

Photo Source For Feature Image: Facebook/The Smurfs

About the author

Disha Mashelkar has completed her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. She joined MNG in 2016. She loves writing on TV series/Films/Anime/Entertainment.