The Huntsman: Winter's War Debut Fails To Beat The Jungle Book At The Box Office

Posted: Apr 25 2016, 10:40am CDT | by , Updated: Apr 25 2016, 11:26pm CDT, in Latest Movie News


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The Huntsman: Winter's War Debut Fails to Beat The Jungle Books at Box Office
  • Jungle Books Tops Box Office Leaving Huntsman in the Wake

Jungle Book managed to maintain its place on the box office while Huntsman Winter’s War opened to a cold start.

This weekend the excitement of the cast of the Huntsman movie, Huntsman: Winter’s War might have subsided with its performance on the box office.

A prequel/sequel hybrid was the second movie following Snow White and the Huntsman originally featuring Kristen Stewart as Snow White who did not return to film this part.

Charlize Theron and Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth reprised their roles in the movie along with Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. The movie however failed to perform well domestically and only manage to rake in $20 million compared to the first movie which managed to earn over $50 million in 2012.

It also did not do well with the critics and the audience who gave it a very low score on Rotten Tomatoes and Cinema Score respectively. Some are accounting the film’s failure to Stewart’s absence in the story.

Many other are looking towards the CGI adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s 1967 classic Jungle Book and it’s winning streak into the second weekend of its release.

Even after a 41% drop on the box office, the movie managed to retain its number one spot aided by earning, $60.8 million, according to EW. That makes up about $191.5 million in North America and $528.5 million worldwide.

The movie features newcomer, Neel Sethi and the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Christopher Walken and Scarlett Johannsson. The movie is an unexpected success from Disney. It is the fourth highest grossing movie of the year tying almost with the animation feature, Zootopia.

The other films to make their mark on the box office include Barbershop: The Next Cut. The movie saw a dip of only 46 percent and earned an estimated $10.8 million this weekend. It was closely followed by Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss, which dropped about 39 percent in its third weekend to earn $6.1 million for the weekend.

Top 5 movie at the weekend box office are:

  1. The Jungle Book — $60.8 million
  2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War — $20.1 million
  3. Barbershop: The Next Cut — $10.8 million
  4. Zootopia — $6.6 million
  5. The Boss — $6.1 million

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