PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It was The Boss Baby besting Beauty and the Beast at the box office over the weekend.
But not by much.READ MORE: 'Hold Him Accountable': Philadelphia School District Teacher Let Student Make Wooden Gun In Shop Class, Parent Says
The animated comedy, The Boss Baby, featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin, debuted with an estimated take of $49 million.READ MORE: All Lanes Of I-95 Northbound Near Bridge Street Closed Due To Crash
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.MORE NEWS: At Least 3 People Shot, Killed In Violent Thursday Night In Philadelphia
Overall, industry-wide totals were well below those of last weekend, and even further behind those of a year ago.