Melissa McCarthy's The Boss Tops Weekend Box Office

Posted on April 10, 2016

Melissa McCarthy's new comedy, The Boss, is this weekend's number one film. The film prevented Batman v Superman from winning its third consecutive weekend. The Boss opened with $23.5 million nearly equaling its estimated $29 million budget on its opening weekend.

The Boss is written and directed by Melissa's husband, Ben Falcone. Melissa and Steve Mallory also have writing credits. The film also stars Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage. It has a C+ CinemaScore.

Batman v Superman made $23.4 million and finished second. It has made nearly $300 million after three weekends in theaters. Zootopia finished third and made $14.3 million during its sixth weekend in theaters. Zootopia is also closing in on a domestic gross of $300 million. Zootopia was followed by My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which added $6.4 million during its third weekend in theaters.

Hardcore Henry opened in fifth place and made $5 million. This gave the film a weak $1,690 per theater average. The film is shot like a first-person shooter video game but failed to attract an audience. It also had mediocre reviews. It has a C+ CinemaScore.

Hardcore Henry was followed by Miracles from Heaven, God's Not Dead 2, The Divergent Series: Allegiant and 10 Cloverfield Lane. You can find the weekend box office chart here. New opening films this coming weekend include The Jungle Book, Barbershop: The Next Cut and Criminal.


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