LOS ANGELES —Step aside, Batman and Superman. Melissa McCarthy is “The Boss” at the 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 debut, according to comScore estimates Sunday. “The Boss” stars McCarthy as an over-the-top business mogul trying to rebound after being convicted of insider trading.

McCarthy’s win wasn’t a total knockout. The Warner Bros. superhero smackdown starring Ben Affleck as the Dark Knight and Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel brought in $23.4 million in its third weekend. Despite poor reviews and word of mouth, “Batman v Superman” has earned an estimated $296.7 million to date.

When the final box office figures are released Monday, the DC Comics mash-up could end up overcoming McCarthy’s R-rated Universal comedy.

Disney’s “Zootopia” landed in third place with $14.4 million. In its sixth weekend, the animated film featuring the voices of Jason Bateman and Ginnifer Goodwin has earned a total domestic haul of $296 million.

The weekend’s only other newcomer, STX Entertainment’s first-person action romp “Hardcore Henry,” opened in fifth place with a dismal $5.1 million.

The remainder of the weekend’s top 10: Fourth, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” $6.4 million; sixth, “Miracles From Heaven,” $4.8 million; seventh, “God’s Not Dead 2,” $4.3 million; eighth, “The Divergent Series: Allegiant,” $3.6 million; ninth, “10 Cloverfield Lane,” $3 million; and 10th, “Eye in the Sky,” $2.8 million.


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