'The Boss' Takes Charge at the Weekend Box Office

Melissa McCarthy's comedy took the top spot.

ByABC News
April 11, 2016, 9:15 AM

— -- Melissa McCarthy ruled the box office over the weekend with her latest comedy, "The Boss."

The film scored a narrow victory -- at least for now -- by earning an estimated $23.5 million from Friday through Sunday.

It just edged out "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," which took in $23.4 million after winning the previous two weekends. It's possible the two movies will switch places when the final box office totals are released Monday.

The weekend's other wide release, the first-person thriller "Hardcore Henry," debuted in fifth place with $5.1 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

1. "The Boss," $23.5 million
2. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," $23.4 million
3. "Zootopia," $14.4 million
4. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2," $6.4 million
5. "Hardcore Henry," $5.1 million
6. "Miracles From Heaven," $4.8 million
7. "God's Not Dead 2," $4.3 million
8. "The Divergent Series: Allegiant," $3.6 million
9. "10 Cloverfield Lane," $3 million
10. "Eye in the Sky," $2.8 million