U.S. Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ tops ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell’ bombs

April 2, 2017 By Brent Lang LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – “Boss Baby” is enjoying the view from the top. The animated comedy bottled up a leading $49 million from 3,773 locations, edging out Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” a box office juggernaut that’s dominated the multiplexes since debuting three weeks ago. “Beauty and the Beast” added another $ $48 million to its mammoth $395.5 million domestic haul. The weekend’s other new release, Paramount’s “Ghost in the Shell” bombed, taking in a demoralizing $19 million. Critics were cool toward “Boss Baby,”…

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