Monday, April 11, 2016

Box Office

(CNN) Melissa McCarthy‘s “The Boss” proved to be a worthy adversary of “Batman v Superman” at the box office this weekend, narrowly besting the Warner Bros. giant with a haul of roughly $23.5 million.

But the difference between the two films was smaller than Gal Gadot’s role in the superhero smash (yes, we’re still bitter). “The Boss” beat out “Batman v Superman” by less than $50,000, according to Box Office Mojo.

The $250 million “Batman v Superman” experienced a cataclysmic drop in its second week in theaters, and the fact that a $30 million comedy overtook Warner Bros.’ prized pony is sure to be unwelcome news.

However, both films have received an overwhelmingly negative critical response, making them strange-yet-similar bedfellows in an industry-wide conversation about critics’ influence on moviegoers.

“The Boss” marks McCarthy’s sixth straight film to gross over $20 million in its opening weekend, dating back to 2011’s “Bridesmaids,” according to Box Office Mojo. In fact, The Hollywood Reporter announced on Saturday that McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone, who directed “The Boss,” have already lined up their next project, a college comedy entitled “Life Of The Party.”

“Zootopia” also continues to make a strong showing at the box office, coming in third with $14.4 million. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” clocked in at fourth place with $6.4 million, while the action flick “Hardcore Henry” grossed roughly $5 million, closing out the top five.

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