Friday Box Office: ‘The Jungle Book’ Dominates in Third Weekend; ‘Keanu’ Leads New Releases

     April 30, 2016

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It’s no wonder why Disney is doubling down on their live-action fairy tale slate, in its third week at the Box Office, Jon Favreau‘s The Jungle Book remake continues to dominate the competition, taking home $10 Million at the Friday Box office, for an estimated $38M weekend total. Those are great numbers for a third weekend haul — the 8th best of all time, in fact — and will easily secure week in the #1 slot, with the Friday returns bringing The Jungle Book‘s domestic total to $219.9M and passing the $600M mark internationally.

Elsewhere, Keanu, the feature film debut of Key and Peele comedy duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele is on track to take second place with a Friday haul of $3.46M for an estimated $9M-plus weekend total. Peter Atencio‘s R-rated comedy stars Key and Peele as two suburban cousins who infiltrate the criminal world to rescue the beloved titular kitten. While these aren’t blowout opening numbers, they put Keanu well on track to recoup it’s modest $15M budget.

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Image via Warner Bros.


Meanwhile, the weekend’s other big new release Mother’s Day is falling behind expectations, taking in $2.78M on Friday for an estimated $7.7M weekend total. The latest in Gary Marshall’s star-studded holiday-centric films, Mother’s Day stars Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant and Kate Hudson and follows the intertwining stories of three generations of women in the week leading up to Mother’s Day. The comedy falls short of Marshall’s previous ensemble efforts, Valentine’s Day, which opened to $56.3M in 2010, and New Year’s Eve, which earned a more modest $13M in 2011.

The weekend’s final newcomer, the animated video game adaptation Ratchet and Clank brought in an estimated $1.48 million, looking at a three-day total around $5.5 million. Featuring the voices of Paul Giamatti, John Goodman, Bella Thorne, Rosario Dawson and Sylvester Stallone, the film follows Ratchet and his robot sidekick on their mission to save the universe.

While Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War doesn’t arrive domestically until next weekend, the superhero epic is already cleaning up overseas with a total $84M in it’s first three days. The international total, which earns its biggest haul from South Korea’s $12.6M so far, is on par with Avengers: Age of Ultron, and a fantastic lead up to the domestic release, which is tracking for a possible $200M debut.


Rank Title Friday Box Office Total Box Office
1. The Jungle Book $10,253,000 $219,909,800
2. Keanu $3,460,000 $3,460,000
3. Mother’s Day $2,786,013 $2,786,013
4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War $2,650,000 $27,246,025
5. Barbershop: The Next Cut $1,630,000 $40,210,640
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Image via Open Road Films

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