Beauty & The Beast Continues Box Office Domination, Power Rangers Comes In Second

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of March 26, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.

Let’s start with the domestic box office, where Beauty and the Beast dominated for the second weekend in a row, taking in $88.3 million in its second weekend. Considering this is only a 49.7 percent drop in its second weekend — and considering that first one was such a huge one to begin with — that’s pretty impressive. Box Office Mojo originally had it tracking at around $76 million in its second weekend, so all things considered, Disney is likely more than happy with this one’s performance so far.

Power Rangers took in a much more modest $40.5 million in its domestic opening weekend. While it’s by no means Beauty and the Beast in terms of its performance, it’s still clocking on the higher end of its initial $30-$40 million projections, and a lot higher than the $33 million opening our own Edward Douglas predicted last week. Perhaps most importantly was Power Rangers’ CinemaScore, which ended up at an A. This means that audiences left the theater with their expectations thoroughly met. While Power Rangers didn’t do so hot with critics, many mainstream audiences seemed to have enjoyed their experience. This will hopefully result in good word of mouth, and a long tail at the box office, which is especially important given its more modest initial haul. We’ll see how it’ll fare in weekends to come.

Taking third place this weekend is Kong: Skull Island, which made $14.4 million in its third weekend, dropping only 48.2 percent, and bringing its domestic haul to around $133.5 million. Coupled with its foreign box office, it’s still likely short of making back its production and advertising budget. When all said and done, it’ll likely be a moderate success, but the studios will probably hope that the franchise will gain momentum as time goes on.

Now let’s take a quick look at the worldwide box office. 

comScore’s Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian commented, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast posted an incredible $207.5 million this weekend to push its global total to $690.3 million. Now the #1 movie of 2017 both in North America and globally, this is the fourth consecutive Walt Disney Studios release to surpass the $600 million mark globally, following the staggering success of Doctor Strange, Moana and Rogue One.”

The top 10 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 26, are below.

  1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $88.3M
  2. Power Rangers – Lionsgate – $40.5M
  3. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $14.4M
  4. Life – Sony – $12.6M
  5. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $10.1M
  6. Get Out – Universal – $8.7M
  7. Chips – Warner Bros – $7.6M
  8. Shack, The – Lionsgate – $3.8M
  9. Lego Batman Movie, The – Warner Bros – $2M
  10. MET Opera: Idomeneo (2016) – Fathom Events – $1.3M

The top 10 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, March 26, are below.

  1. Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $207.5M
  2. Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $107.4M
  3. Power Rangers – Lionsgate – $59.2M
  4. Life – Sony – $28.7M
  5. Logan – 20th Century Fox – $22.2M
  6. Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $16.3M
  7. Get Out – Universal – $10.9M
  8. Chips – Warner Bros – $9.5M
  9. Prison, The – Showbox – $8.3
  10. Split – Universal – $5.4M

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SOURCES: comScore, Box Office Mojo, CinemaScore

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