‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Worst Opening Weekend; ‘Boss Baby’ Remain On Top
Sony Pictures Animation film "Smurfs: The Lost Village" made a disappointing turn on the opening weekend that place on third at the domestic box office. While "Boss Baby" still on top and no other film beat up their rank on 2017 domestic box office in 3 days opening weekend.
On Variety report, "Smurfs: The Lost Village" gained a total gross of $14.1 million in their opening and aimed to get the high ratings unlike the previous series "The Smurfs 2" that placed on the lower rank. "Smurfs 2" earned $347.5 million from its $105 million budget and the first "Smurfs" in 2011 got a global total gross of $563.7 million.
The "Smurfs: The Lost Village" had a budget of $60 million to make but beat up on their first opening. It was also viewed as the worst debut for Sony pictures animation franchise such as "The Smurfs" and "The Smurfs 2."
Moreover, "Smurfs: The Lost Village" receive success from foreign countries market that earns $22 million and garner an estimated international gross of $42.1 million. Sony pictures animation production gained a recent total gross of $56.1 million globally, as IGN reported.
Meanwhile, "Boss Baby" stays on top in 2017 domestic box office from the beginning of its weekend opening with an estimated gross of $26.3 million and total earnings $89.5 million in 10 days. The 1991 adaptation and live-action of "Beauty and the Beast" also remained on top 2 that got approximate gross earnings $25 million and total earnings of estimated $431 million in 24 days.
The live-action "Ghost in the Shell" replaced from its previous rank by "Smurfs: The Lost Village" and followed by the new Warner Bros film "Going in Style" which gained an approximate gross of $12.5 million in 3 days. However, Jeff Bock, Box office analyst point out that the opening of "Smurfs: The Lost Village" had an imperfect timing and should wait for a couple of weeks to released.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" will be using the voice of the singer-songwriter Demi Lovato as "Smurfette," Mandy Patinkin, Rainn Wilson, Joe Manganiello and more. But the new rival film "The Fate and the Furious" will rise and ready to beat up the top 3 movies.