Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Swings To Impressive Box Office Opening

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Disney’s The Jungle Book has become the third release of 2016 to cross the $100 million mark in its opening weekend. If you have watched the film, you too will agree that it deserves all the success it has received.

I greatly enjoyed The Jungle Book. It was most definitely one of the best films I have seen in a while. Director Jon Favreau tweaked some things from the classic tale, but it all worked out in the film’s favor. A sequel has already been confirmed, which doesn’t come as a surprise considering the box office and audience reception.

According to Box Office Mojo, The Jungle Book opened to an estimated $103.5 million to become the second largest domestic opening weekend of all-time for April. This puts the Disney film just behind Furious 7, which was released last year. It also garnered a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes along with a CinemaScore of “A”.

Looking at the international gross, The Jungle Book opened in 49 territories which helped it bring in a total of $136.1 million. The current worldwide gross for the film stands at $290.9 million, and the number is only going to increase over the coming weeks. It saw the biggest box office gross in China with $50.3 million, and India (the country where the story takes place in) brought in a healthy $20.1 million.

Batman v. Superman came in fourth this weekend. With a domestic weekend gross of an estimated $9 million, the DC superhero film brought its worldwide gross to over $825. Only time will tell if it will be able to break the one billion mark, which some claim it has to in order to be considered a profitable film for the studio.

Another Disney film with CG animals, Zootopia, came in fifth and now stands over $880 million in worldwide gross.

Have you watched The Jungle Book yet? What are your thoughts about the current box office numbers? Let us know!

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.


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