Melissa McCarthy is The Boss with US movie-goers


Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is The Boss at the US box office now.

The actress' latest comedy narrowly topped Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice at the weekend box office with a $23.5 million (£16.7 million) debut, according to comScore estimates on Sunday.

But The Boss - which stars Melissa as an over-the-top business mogul attempting to rebound after being convicted of insider trading - didn't totally knock out the Warner Bros superhero flick.

Batman v Superman, which stars Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel, still nabbed $23.4 million (£16.6 million) in its third weekend. That brings its haul to a hefty $296.7 million (£210 million) to date.

Disney's animated movie Zootopia came in third place with $14.4 million (£10.2 million) in its sixth weekend.