Beauty & The Beast On The Fast Track To $1bn

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — For the third weekend in a row, Disney's live action musical remake of the classic fairy tale Beauty & The Beast was the top movie worldwide, generating $114.0M in box office revenue, according to estimates compiled by comScore.

All told, "Beauty" is well on its way to grossing more than a $1bn worldwide, earning an estimated cumulative total of $876 million in just three weeks.

While Beauty remained on top in international markets, it did slip to number two domestically, behind 20th Century Fox's animated comedy "Boss Baby." Starring Alec Baldwin as the titular character, the film grossed an estimated $49.0M domestically and $85.2M in its debut weekend.

Paramount's special effects heavy remake of the 1993 cult anime classic "Ghost In The Shell" rounded out the top three films of the weekend both domestically and internationally. The film, which stars Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi (one is left to guess that all of the Japanese actresses were busy,) generated an estimated $19m in North America and $59.1M worldwide for its' debut.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 2, are below.

Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $114.0M
Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $85.2M
Ghost In The Shell – Paramount Pictures – $59.1M
Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $43.4M
Power Rangers – Lionsgate – $22.6M
Devotion Of Suspect X, The – Multiple – $22.5M
Smurfs: The Lost Village – Sony – $15.1M
Life – Sony – $11.9M
Logan – 20th Century Fox – $11.4M
Extraordinary Mission – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $8.2M
Get Out – Universal – $8.1M
Missing, The – Multiple Chinese Distributors – $6.2M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 2, are below.

Boss Baby, The – 20th Century Fox – $49.0M
Beauty And The Beast – Disney – $47.5M
Ghost In The Shell – Paramount – $19.0M
Power Rangers – Lionsgate – $14.5M
Kong: Skull Island – Warner Bros. – $8.8M
Logan – 20th Century Fox – $6.2M
Get Out – Universal – $5.8M
Life – Sony – $5.6M
Chips – Warner Bros. – $4.1M
Zookeeper's Wife, The – Focus Features – $3.3M
Shack, The – Lionsgate – $2.2M
Hidden Figures – 20th Century Fox – $0.4M