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Jungle Book triumphs over trio of box office lightweights


Box office: 'Jungle Book' tops 'Keanu,' 'Mother's Day'

The last weekend in April is normally rather quiet at the box office, since it represents the calm before the storm that is the summer movie season.

None of this weekend’s new movies were able to dethrone The Jungle Book from the No. 1 spot at the box office.

Jon Favreau’s live-action Rudyard Kipling adaptation has now taken a hefty $684.8 million (£468.7 million) globally, making it one of the year’s biggest hits so far. The Disney/Marvel film already launched internationally this weekend with $200 million.

That debut was more than double the weekend score for “Jungle Book”, which dropped only 30% in its third weekend to $20.8 million, according to data from Ent Group.

By this weekend Jungle book has managed to earn estimated $42.4 million as the film’s domestic cume climbs to $252 million with worldwide addition of $57.1 million this weekend which accounted for a global cume of $684.7 million.

Disney’s Captain America: Civil War debuted on 283 screens last week, grossing a whopping $13.8 million to leave studio stablemate The Jungle Book in the dust.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War came in second in its second week of release, earning $9.4 million to bring its cumulative stateside gross to an underwhelming $34 million, though it has performed well overseas, grossing over $100 million.

The animated film. with Sylvester Stallone and Paul Giamatti bringing star voice power to the movie version of the video game series, was another weekend critical dud, scoring a lowly 19% on RottenTomatoes.com. ‘The Jungle Book, ‘ $42.4 million ($57.1 million international). 2. It has had the lowest opening of the Garry Marshall “Romantic Holiday” movies, and considering the previous budgets of Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day hovered around the $50 million mark, this entry is likely not going to make back its costs for some time. The top newcomer, Keanu, opened at number three with $9 million. “Mother’s Day”, $8.3 million; 5.

Feline action comedy Keanu took third slot with a modest $9.35m (£6.39m). It also features Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis, who’ve done well in recent years; they even had a smash together in “We’re the Millers”. The remaining 10 most-popular movies this weekend were “Mother’s Day” ($8.3 million), “Barbershop: The Next Cut” ($6.2 million), “Zootopia” ($5 million), “Ratchet and Clank” ($4.8 million), “The Boss” ($4.3 million), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”($3.8 million) and “Criminal” ($1.3 million).