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“The Boss” Narrowly Tops “Batman v. Superman” At Weekend Box Office; “Hardcore Henry” Soft at #5

The Boss [Universal Pictures Still]

Based on studio estimates, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” will not score a third straight week atop the weekend US box office.

Data suggests new release “The Boss,” which has been critically panned in its own right, will seize the throne from the poorly reviewed “Batman v. Superman.”

Estimates have Melissa McCarthy’s “Boss” earning $23.5 million at this weekend’s box office; down 54% from last weekend’s gross, “Batman v. Superman” should take #2 with $23.4 million.

“Zootopia” will hold at #3 with $14.4 million, while “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” slips two places to #4 with $6.4 million.

New release “Hardcore Henry” was not expected to be a strong performer, but its fifth-place, $5.1 million debut is weak even given the industry’s conservative forecast.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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