'Ghost in the Shell' (courtesy Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures).
Beauty and The Beast has maintained its stronghold on the box office, with the live-action reboot earning $7.7 million over its second weekend. The Disney title now sits on $26.2 million.
Beast’s nearest competitor was Paramount’s Scarlett Johansson sci-fi Ghost in the Shell, which opened on $2.4 million, closely followed by Warner Bros’ The Lego Batman Movie, which bowed on $2.3 million.
Fox/DreamWorks title The Boss Baby fell 28 per cent to bring in just under $2 million; it’s made $7.7 million after two weeks. Despite coming in fourth, the animation’s screen average of $6,964 was more than both Ghost in the Shell and The Lego Batman Movie, which were $5,727 and $5,019 respectively.
Daniel Espinosa’s Life dropped 48 per cent over its second weekend to take $797,971. The Sony sci-fi now sits on $2.9 million.
Roadshow’s Power Rangers also dropped 48 per cent to take $707,441, with the reboot of the 90s superhero series now having grossed $2.4 million in two weeks.
Fox’s Logan took $556,861 after five weeks in release, bringing its total to $22.3 million. Four weeks in, Warner Bros’ Kong: Skull Island took $523,257 over the weekend and is now on $12.3 million.
Sony’s Smurf’s: The Lost Village, with a voice cast that includes Demi Levato, Joe Manganiello and Mandy Patinkin, debuted on $518,203.
Rounding out the top ten was Fox's Hidden Figures, which has a cume of $16.6 million after seven weeks on screens.
Both Lion and Jasper Jones remain in the top 20, with Transmission's Lion now on $29.2 million after 11 weeks, and Madman's Jasper Jones on $2.4 million after four.
Aussie doco Zach’s Ceremony, distributed via Umbrella, opened this week on $10,966 from just five screens. Fellow homegrown doco, Label’s The Family, has made $125,456 after six weeks in release.