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Melissa McCarthy Bosses Batman v Superman Out of the Top Spot at the Box Office

Moviegoers must have been so excited over the news that Melissa McCarthy will be returning to Stars Hollow that they flocked to theaters this weekend to see McCarthy’s newest film, The Boss. The film, which cost just $29 million to produce and received overwhelmingly negative reviews, made $23.48 million (domestic) at the box office this weekend, bossing Batman v Superman out of the top spot. Zach Snyder’s epic clash of the spandex-wearing heroes dropped another 54.3 percent for a $23.43 million haul this weekend, $296.6 million domestic gross. (That’s the third-highest domestic gross for a DC film.) Worldwide, it’s up to $783.4 million. McCarthy has no starred in six straight wide-release films that have grossed over $20 million opening weekend, starting with 2011’s Bridesmaids, excluding her small appearance in This Is 40 and the limited release St. Vincent. Zootopia is now just $4 million shy of crossing the $300 million domestic mark; it has $852.5 million globally, and hasn’t opened in Japan yet. It only needs $4.3 million to pass Inside Out. The live-action The Jungle Book doesn’t open in wide-release for another week, but it wrangled $28.9 in limited early screenings. Early praise indicates that director Jon Favreau will have another hit on his hands/paws.

Melissa McCarthy Bosses Batman at the Box Office