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The Boss Baby (2017)

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A suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby pairs up with his 7-year old brother to stop the dastardly plot of the CEO of Puppy Co.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

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Boss Baby (voice)
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Francis Francis (voice)
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Dad (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Adult Tim / Narrator (voice)
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Tim (voice)
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Eugene (voice)
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Staci (voice)
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Triplets (voice)
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Jimbo (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Big Boss Baby (voice)
James Ryan ...
Story Bear (voice)
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Photographer (voice)
Jules Winter ...
Crying Boy / Little Boy / Boy (voice)
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Storyline

Seven-year-old Tim Templeton has always been a boy of an overactive imagination, and for the past seven years, life was all peaches for him, getting all the love and affection from his caring parents. However, life will never be the same and Tim won't be the centre of attention anymore as the arrival of an improbable new brother named Boss Baby, dressed in a black suit complete with a tie and a briefcase, will shortly rob him of all love, as he takes over the whole Templetons' house. Nevertheless, although this may be true, soon, Tim and the new Boss in a diaper will need to put differences aside and join forces, as a sneaky scheme involving the head of Puppy Co. threatens to tilt the balance of power towards their insidiously adorable furry antagonists, not to mention that the next Pet Convention is in only two days.. Brothers, hurry up. Written by Nick Riganas

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Rated PG for some mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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31 March 2017 (USA)  »

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Boss Baby  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$125,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,198,902, 2 April 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$175,001,663, 9 November 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$497,867,428, 21 August 2017
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The eigth Dreamworks Animation film to be nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, after Bee Movie (2007), Kung Fu Panda (2008), How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Puss In Boots (2011), Rise of the Guardians (2012), The Croods (2013), and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014). Of these, only How to Train Your Dragon 2 has won. See more »

Goofs

Despite being toothless, Boss Baby has no speech impediment. There are certain letters that can't be pronounced without teeth. See more »

Quotes

Adult Tim: [Opening lines]
[Narrates]
Adult Tim: [Young Tim rustles through leaves in an imaginary jungle scene] Survival of the fittest. It's the law of the jungle. There's always someone trying to take what's yours.
[a comical blue gorilla sniffs and lantern and throws it, followed by a growl]
Adult Tim: And how do I know?
[Jumps down onto the jungle floor and screen freezes when Tim gets up]
Adult Tim: It almost happened to me.
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Crazy Credits

In the first part of the end credits, we see Tim and The Boss Baby play in 2D animation before transitioning back to the movie's computer animation to a scene where Tim asks for a few more minutes of play before bedtime. See more »

Connections

References Toy Story 3 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Cheek To Cheek
from Top Hat (1935)
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Fred Astaire
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.and Turner Entertainment
The appearance of Mr. Fred Astaire has been arranged through a special license with Mrs. Fred Astaire, Beverly Hills, California
All rights reserved
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Mehhhh

Overall it is a miss. I suppose that is a little unfair of me to say. I should say the film is overrated. It does have some laughs. But I wouldn't recommend this as heavily as other animated feature films. The villain is lacking, the story is predictable, half the time the jokes fall flat and the script is meh. They should have had the baby stay a boss type and etc. Why turn a script into a plot for the Avengers when you don't have to do that? Whatever, I'm over it. Six out of ten kind of deal.


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