By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) ‘The Boss Baby’ remains the boss of the box office.

The animated comedy featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin earned an estimated $26-million, scoring a second consecutive first-place triumph.

But it was another photo finish.

The live-action remake, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ repeated as the close runner–up, taking in $25-million.

The third and fourth slots went to debuting releases.

The animated comedy, ‘The Smurfs: The Last Village,’ was third with a total of $14-million, while the heist comedy, ‘Going in Style,’ starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, and Alan Arkin, placed fourth with just under $13-million.

ALSO READ: Movie Review: ‘Going in Style’ 

Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend, and slightly below those of the counterpart weekend a year ago.

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