By Bill Wine

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was The Boss Baby besting Beauty and the Beast at the box office over the weekend.

But not by much.

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The animated comedy, The Boss Baby, featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin, debuted with an estimated take of $49 million.

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As for the live-action remake of the classic animated tale, Beauty and the Beast, the ticket-selling leader of the last two weekends, it was the runner-up with just under $48 million.

Ghost in the Shell, the new action thriller starring Scarlett Johansson, placed third with $19 million, while the period drama, The Zookeeper’s Wife, starring Jessica Chastain, took in $4 million, good for tenth place.

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Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend, and even further behind those of a year ago.