Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ features are off to a terrific start this year, after Zootopia‘s six weeks at Top 3 & $907.1 million worldwide at box office, The Jungle Book has taken the top spot.

Update: As of May 5, 2016, Rudyard Kipling’s live action adaptation, The Jungle Book grossed $263.1 million in North America and $469.3 million in other territories, for a worldwide total of $732.4 million.

The Jungle Book topped Friday with an estimated $16.38 million dropping just 41% from its opening weekend on its way to take in over $60 million in North America.

Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War takes second spot with $20.1 million in North America and $80.2 million in other territories for a worldwide total of $100.3 million.

The film opened on Friday, April 15 on around 9,500 screens across 4,028 theaters, earning $32.4 million, marking the fourth-biggest April Friday.

This includes $4.2 million from Thursday previews which is the biggest previews for a Disney live-adaptation film tied with Maleficent.

The Jungle Book Box Office Figures 1
The Jungle Book Box Office Figures 2

In total, it earned $103.6 million in its opening weekend, marking the biggest PG-rated April opening (breaking Hop’s record), the second-biggest Disney live-action adaptation opening behind Alice in Wonderland and the second-biggest April opening behind Furious 7.

It also did well in both 3D and IMAX formats, where it generated $44 million and $10.4 million of the film’s opening weekend gross respectively, the later broke the record for the biggest April Disney release IMAX opening.

It also went on to became the second PG-rated Disney release to open above $100 million, following Alice in Wonderland and the third film of 2016 overall, following Deadpool and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Internationally, The Jungle Book opened across 15 markets and 69 IMAX screens a week ahead of its U.S. debut and faced notable competitions from newcomer The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the latter of which was entering its third weekend.

It grossed $31.7 million, debuting at first place in all markets and second overall at the international box office, behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice which was playing across 67 markets. In its second weekend, it expanded in an additional 49 countries and grossed $136.1 million from 64 countries easily topping the international box office of which a bulk of it came from China.

Directed by Jon Favreau, written by Justin Marks. It is a live-action remake of the 1967 animated film of the same name.

The film stars Bill Murray, Neel Sethi, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, and Giancarlo Esposito.

Weekend’s box office forecasts (via boxofficemojo.com):

  1. Captain America: Civil War (4,226 theaters) – $210 M
  2. The Jungle Book (4,144 theaters) – $24.48 M
  3. Mother’s Day (3,141 theaters) – $4.98 M
  4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2,896 theaters) – $4.43 M
  5. Keanu (2,681 theaters) – $4.16 M
  6. Zootopia (2,077 theaters) – $3.3 M
  7. Barbershop: The Next Cut (1,734 theaters) – $2.98 M
  8. Ratchet & Clank (2,895 theaters) – $2.14 M
  9. The Boss (1,907 theaters) – $2.02 M
  10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (1,593 theaters) – $1.86 M

 

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