Weekend Box Office: ‘The Jungle Book’ Reigns Supreme, Banks Half a Billion Worldwide

     April 24, 2016


With the weekend numbers in, Disney is still flying high. The Jungle Book outperformed expectations, nabbing huge numbers overseas (particularly in China, India, and Russia) to bring its domestic total to almost $200 million and its worldwide total to $528 million. Zootopia also remains in one of the top slots at #4 for the weekend, closing in on almost a billion worldwide. As I mentioned yesterday, any movie you can take kids to is going to perform pretty well regardless, but the fact that both films received positive critical reviews as well surely didn’t hurt.

Now for the less successful stories of the weekend; The Huntsman: Winter’s War is being called a flop, bringing in a paltry $20 million over the weekend, which is just a fraction of its $115 million budget. Poor reviews and some uncertainty over where the story fits into the mythology may have helped to sink it, but once again, it’s disappointing for Chris Hemsworth, whose star power doesn’t seem to pull audiences in when he’s not playing Thor.


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Barbershop: The Next Cut and The Boss continue trucking along in the Top 5 for the weekend, bringing in decent numbers (particularly for Barbershop, which has netted over $36 million so far). But as for Richard Linklater’s latest, which was available in more theaters this week, it looks like not everybody wanted some (how many times will that joke be used this week, over/under?) — Everybody Wants Some!! charted in the Top 20, but only netted $665,000 this week for a total of $2.4 million overall. (Hey, you can’t rush greatness).

As mentioned yesterday, Disney’s Zootopia hasn’t caught up to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice domestically, although it has sailed ahead worldwide with $907 million to Batman v Superman’s $852. And while the DC property pulled in another $8 million overseas this weekend and $5.5 million domestically — just missing the Top 5 — it seems to be slowing down at a rate that could mean it may not make $1 billion globally, but stayed tuned to find out!

For the nuances, check out the full Top 10 for the weekend below:

Rank     Title Weekend Domestic Total
1. The Jungle Book $60,803,000 $191,477,426
2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War $20,080,000 $20,080,000
3. Babershop: The Next Cut $10,830,000 $36,031,492
4. Zootopia $6,611,000 $316,435,606
5. The Boss $6,080,000 $49,508,205
6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $5,520,000 $319,501,603
7. Criminal $3,100,000 $10,864,486
8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $2,100,000 $55,374,740
9. Compadres $1,350,000 $1,350,000
10. A Hologram for the King $1,175,000 $1,175,000


Image via Universal Pictures


Image via Universal Pictures


Image via Warner Bros.


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