'Boss Baby,' "Beauty & Beast' outshine Smurfs this weekend at movie theaters"
"The Boss Baby", starring Alec Baldwin as the voice of a toddler trying to thwart an evil CEO, led the North American box office for a second straight weekend, outdrawing several new releases including a fresh "Smurfs" picture.
Either way, it was a mistake for Sony Pictures to choose this particular release date for The Lost Village when we still have Twentieth Century Fox's The Boss Baby continuing its reign while Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast is still going strong weeks after its initial release.
New Line's launch of senior-citizen heist comedy "Going in Style" is following in fourth with about $12.1 million at 3,061 sites - well above recent expectations, which had forecast a quiet finish around $8 million.
Disney's fourth weekend of "Beauty and the Beast" will finish a close second with about $25.2 million at 4,210 venues in what will be the 10th-highest fourth weekend of all time.
Never forget you're a star, Antonio Conte tells Chelsea playmaker Hazard
Liverpool sit five points below Spurs, having played a game more , after Firmino's stunning strike secured victory at Stoke. When asked about Diego Costa's recent goal drought, Conte said: "Diego Costa provoked the first goal ".
Jared Kushner omits some foreign contacts on security form
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Ecuador's president-elect warns Assange to avoid politics
Electoral authorities said if necessary they will recount votes at polling centers where results are formally challenged. The socialist president-elect's conservative rival, Guillermo Lasso, had vowed to kick Assange out of the embassy.
Featuring the voices of Demi Lovato and Joe Manganiello, the Smurfs movie reportedly cost $60 million (£48.4 million) to make. The live-action fairy tale is days away from jumping the $1 billion mark globally after finishing Sunday with a dazzling global haul of $977.4 million.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is Sony's third film in the franchise about blue humanoids living in mushroom-shaped houses. Its earnings were worse than the 2013 opening of "Smurfs 2", which went on to gross $347.5 million worldwide despite a $17.5 million debut and a heftier $105 million price tag. Staggering along slowly behind it is, yes, you guessed it, Ghost in the Shell, with only $7.3 million to add to its $31.6 million domestic total. For all of Ghost in the Shell's visual wonderment, and there are some inarguably fantastic sequences in the film, the movie just doesn't work on the whole, thanks to a deeply problematic script and a general disinterest in actually talking about the future of robotics, AI, and the possibility of technological overload.
"The Case for Christ", from a distributor of Christian-themed movies, opened with sales of $3.9 million, compared with forecasts of $3.5 million to $4.3 million.
At the specialty box office, Niki Caro's The Zookeeper's Wife expanding into a total of 804 theaters after a limited debut last weekend.
CSU forecasters issue outlook for 2017 hurricane season
Last year's hurricane activity was above normal in terms of activity, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. Preparedness is paramount because it only takes one storm or hurricane to make landfall and cause significant damage.
Rubio hopes Trump reconsiders ISIS focus in Syria strategy
McMaster also made clear that Trump wants a world-wide response to Assad's action that would include Russian Federation and Iran. Johnson was to visit Moscow on Monday, a main ally of the Syrian regime headed by President Bashar al-Assad.
Westbrook, Thunder Face Booker And The Fledgling Suns
Booker tied his own franchise record for consecutive points he set on January 14 against the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City. Houston missed seven straight shots in span before Eric Gordon ended the drought with a 3-pointer to make it 97-93.
Venezuelans pour into Caracas streets in anti-Maduro protest
An nearly daily dosage of strong-armed tactics by Maduro's government has energized the opposition leading up to Saturday's march. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Durant practices, set to play Saturday
Meanwhile, the Warriors are on a 13-game winning streak as they have secured the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference Finals. Head coach Steve Kerr reckons that the trickiest part of Durant's return will be reshuffling his substitution patterns.
Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters convicted of insider trading
He has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges and is likely to receive leniency at sentencing as a result of his testimony. Closing arguments over two days capped a three-week trial and enabled jurors to begin deliberations in late afternoon.
Giraffe watch: April's continued pregnancy not concerning, vet says
Keepers at the Animal Adventure Park updated April's status Friday morning after she's begun eating again. Not to worry, say her keepers whose alternately called their updates "Joke is on us!" and "Faking out Dr.
KFC to stop serving chickens raised with certain antibiotics
The announcement is the latest move in KFC's USA brand "turnaround", which it labels the "re-colonelization" of KFC. Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), is planning to phase out all chicken raised on human antibiotics.
United Nations strongly condemns North Korea's latest missile launch
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Hull boost survival hopes with 4-2 win over Boro
Referee Michael Oliver consulted with his assistant and to the disbelief of Hull's players and fans he allowed the goal to stand. The visitors did get one back in controversial circumstances in time added-on at the end of the first-half.