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