Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss became the biggest grossing movie over the weekend while leaving DC Comics' Batman vs. Superman behind.
Melissa McCarthy is once again at the top of her game. Last week, she delivered a fabulous all out Lip Sync Battle performance on The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon while promoting her latest movie The Boss.
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The movie is about a rude and narcissistic multimillionaire tycoon who is charged with embezzlement and is left with no one but her former assistant played by Kristen Bell who lets her live in her house.
Melissa’s character then thinks of reinstating her status by building a Girl Scout Cookies empire with Bell’s daughter and her Girl Scouts. The movie was R-rated for its language and raunchy references which have become McCarthy’s signature.
The film had a $29 million budget and was produced by McCarthy and directed by husband Ben Falcone, The Boss has already made it’s mark on the box office with $23.4 million and the count is expected to grow over the next week.
It’s a great feat considering that this is Batman vs. Superman third weekend and the movie has already seen a drop spanning over 50% from the last weekend.
According to BoxOfficeMojo, BvS is currently touching a total of $300 million earnings domestically which makes it the third highest grossing DC Comics release of all-time in the US while earning $783.4 million worldwide. The movie is expected to see an even further drop which already makes The Boss a much more prominent winner.
The Boss’ success credit is being given to McCarthy and her name because critically, the movie did not do so but 67 percent of the female audience that showed up at the theatre to watch the movie said that they were there because of McCarthy.
With her fifth box office hit including; Bridesmaids, Identity Thief, Tammy, The Heat and Spy, The Boss is McCarthy’s latest feature to cross the $20 million mark making her name synonymous with the likes of Eddie Murphy, Jim Carrey and Adam Sandler.
The third movie in the top five this weekend was Zootopia. It was closely followed by My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 which earned $6.4 million.
The other movie that didn’t perform expectedly well on the box office was STX Hardcore Henry. With a majority of male audience, the movie managed to earn an estimated $5 million this weekend from 3,015 theaters.