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“The Boss” Conquers “Batman v Superman” at Weekend Box Office

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“The Boss” Conquers “Batman v Superman” at Weekend Box Office

Though it came only slightly ahead, “The Boss” has dethroned “Batman v Superman” from its first place slot at the domestic box office this weekend. The Zack Snyder-directed pic held the first place spot for two weeks, before getting knocked down by the Melissa McCarthy vehicle, which opened on Friday.

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Deadline reports that Universal raked in $23.48 million for “The Boss” at the domestic box office — just above “Batman v Superman’s” $23.435 million this weekend for Warner Bros. They indicate that some reports suggest “The Boss” made closer to $24 million, earning about $900 thousand more than “Batman v Superman.”

While “Batman v Superman” made more from Saturday showings — $10.6 million to “The Boss'” $10 million — the Melissa McCarthy flick earned more on Friday night, with an extra $2 million over the Batman-Superman showdown.

So far, “Batman v Superman” has made a cumulative $296.55 million at the domestic box office.

Coming in third this weekend, Disney’s “Zootopia” earned $14.3 million, bringing the acclaimed animated pic to a $296 million total domestic gross.

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Rounding out the top five, Gold Circle/HBO/Playtone’s “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” landed the fourth place spot, with approximately $6.5 million — for a total three-weekend gross of $46.8 million. STX entertainment’s first-person action flick “Hardcore Henry” had an underwhelming fifth place debut, with a $5.2 million opening.

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