The Circle fails to slow the Fast and the Furious

Despite having an A-list cast and a pretty relevant storyline, Emma Watson’s The Circle failed to light up the box office this weekend, debuting at number four on the US box office chart.

The film took just $9.3 million in its opening weekend against an $18 million budget, and fell short of its projected double digit first weekend total takings, according to Variety.

But then again, it feels like no film will be able to stop Fast & Furious 8 – aka The Fate and the Furious – right now.

The mega franchise’s latest instalment became the second film of 2017 to crash head on into that $1 billion global box office milestone this weekend, and is still sitting pretty at the top of the US box office chart too, pulling in another $19.4 million in its third week of release.

Elsewhere in the box office, the second and third spots went to two new entries, with comedy film How to be a Latin Lover debuting in the number two spot and Indian epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion coming in third, earning just over $10 million in its first week of release.

The Circle is in fourth place, while rounding out the top five is Alec Baldwin’s The Boss Baby, having earned another $9.1 million in its fifth week of release to make a total US gross of $148.5 million so far.

Which isn’t bad going for a film that tells the story of the epic battle between babies and puppies.

Check out the April 28-30 box office figures below:

1 – The Fate of the Furious – $19.4 million
2 – How to Be a Latin Lover – $12 million
3 – Baahubali 2: The Conclusion – $10 million
4 – The Circle – $9.3 million
5 – The Boss Baby – $9 million
6 – Beauty and the Beast – $6.4 million
7 – Going In Style – $3.6 million
8 – Smurfs: The Lost Village – $3.32 million
9 – Gifted  – $3.3 million
10 – Unforgettable – $2.3 million

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