‘The Boss Baby’ rules the U.S. weekend box office

Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s “The Boss Baby” edges out “Beauty and the Beast” for the top spot at the U.S. weekend.

(20TH CENTURY FOX) – A suit-wearing baby shows viewers who’s boss at the box office as “The Boss Baby” grabs top billing in its opening weekend at U.S. theaters with a draw of an estimated $49 million, according to boxoffice.mojo.com. Featuring the vocal work of Alec Baldwin, the film follows a baby who up-ends a family with his arrival.

Coming in a close second is Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” with an estimated earnings for $47.5 million during its third week.

“Ghost in the Shell,” starring Scarlett Johansson as a cyber-enhanced human devoted to protecting the world from evil, made it’s weekend debut at third place, earning $19 million in tickets sales.

Lionsgates “Power Rangers” took fourth place with a draw of $14.5 million during it second week in theaters across North America.

Rounding out the top five was “Kong: Skull Island that earned $8.8 million during its fourth week, according to the box office monitoring website.