The Jungle Book Retains Top Box Office Spot

Posted: May 2 2016, 11:40am CDT | by , Updated: May 2 2016, 11:44am CDT, in News | Latest Movie News


The Jungle Book Retains Top Box Office Spot
  • Jungle Book Retains Top Box Office Spot Leaving Keanu Behind

Jungle Book still remained at the top of the box office charts leaving this week’s new releases grasping for the other four spots.

It’s been there for the past two weekends and it was still there this weekend. That’s right folks! Jungle Book is still at the number one spot on the box office.

Disney’s CGI adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1967 classic Jungle Book starring the voice talents of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Scarlet Johannsson is still on its winning streak. The little Mowgli managed to keep the sequel of Snow White and the Huntsman release last week to a minimum.

By this weekend Jungle book has managed to earn estimated $42.4 million as the film's domestic cume climbs to $252 million with international addition of $57.1 million this weekend which accounted for a global cume of $684.7 million. These figures make the movie 2016's fourth $300+ million domestic grosser, according to BoxOfficeMojo .

In comparison, the new animated release Keanu from comedic duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. The movie managed to tie with Huntsman with an estimated $9.35 million from 2,658 locations with 53% male vs 47% female.

Earning a B Cinemascore on it’s opening day, it was just behind Huntsman which earned an estimated $9.39 million, falling 52 percent in its second weekend. Together, these films rounded off the second and third spot in the top five. 

Garry Marshall rom-com Mother’s Day managed to grasp the fourth place as it opened to an estimated $8.3 million and a B+ CinemaScore. With an ensemble cast including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Sudeikis, it is the lowest grossing Marshall movie to date.

The last of the weekend's new wide releases was Gramercy's Ratchet & Clank featuring voices from Sylvester Stallone and Paul Giamatti, the movie is the video game adaptation which only managed to muster $4.8 million from 2,891 theaters for a per theater average of $1,668.

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