THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, to the surprise of absolutely no one, was naturally to speed past its slower-paced competition, in a REALLY big way, and take hold of the top spot at the domestic box office. Pushy THE BOSS BABY, accustomed to being behind the wheel, did not appreciate being relegated to the back seat. Way more diplomatic, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST found their box-office locale still scenic. The scenery was slightly less attractive for SMURFS: (hanging out in) THE LOST VILLAGE and feeling happily at home. GOING IN STYLE was apparently still an entertaining way to go for moviegoers not interested in car chases or colorful characters.
The cinematic road belonged to one furious franchise, a baby was boss to the G-rated gang, Disney remained everyone’s darling, a blue-toned village was once again a fun place to get lost in and senior citizens still had their say.
Which of our telling tales had the most to say to you this weekend?
Estimated Domestic Box Office Results:
1. The Fate of the Furious $100.2 million.
2. The Boss Baby $15.5 million.
3. Beauty and the Beast $13.6 million.
4. Smurfs: The Lost Village $6.5 million.
5. Going in Style $6.4 million.