Weekend Box Office: ‘The Jungle Book’ Tramples ‘The Huntsman 2’ in Weekend Ticket Sales

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HOLLYWOOD, April 25, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Disney’s “The Jungle Book” stayed strong this weekend as it easily defeated newcomer “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” for the top spot in box office sales.

The animated film starring the vocal talents of Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba, took in an estimated $60.8 million in new business over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $191.4 million in its two-week run, according to Box Office Mojo.

“The Jungle Book” has an estimated worldwide total of $528.4 million.

Debuting in second place was “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” which under performed industry expert’s estimates, taking in slightly over $20 million. The film will have to go a long way to make up its $115 million budget to break even. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt.

In third  place, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” is proving to be an audience favorite. The film, starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Anthony Anderson, took home $10.8 million for the weekend. It has an estimated domestic total of $36.0 million for its two-week run.

“Zootopia” bounced up a step from last week’s fifth spot. The Disney animated film has consistently been in the top 5 films since it opened eight weeks ago on March 4. The film took in an estimated $6.6 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $316.4 million. Its worldwide total is $907.1 million for its theatrical run.

In fifth place is Melissa McCarthy’s “The Boss,” which took in an estimated $6.0 million for the weekend. The comedy has a domestic total of $49.5 million for its three-week run.


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