The past weekend witnessed a roaring opening of Disney’s “The Jungle Book’ at $103.6 million. This big screen adaptation of English author Rudyard Kipling’s popular book has now become the No. 2 April debut of all time, just after “Furious 7” which took in $147.1 million last year. Such huge three-day gross can really be considered as threat to “Furious 7” record in Box Office.
Although originally anticipated to make $81 million in its first weekend, the film has already taken in an approximate $103,567,000 domestically at the time of this writing.
Screenrant says “The Jungle Book” has garnered an incredible 95 percent positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and marks the third $100+ million opening in 2016. It is also the first U.S.-released Dolby Vision 3D title that can only be watched in a few select theaters in New York and Chicago. Now it’s being played widely across RealD’s 28,000 3D-equipped locations across the globe. Together with 49 global territories, enjoying the film’s opening weekend, the numbers have climbed to an enormous $290.9 million internationally and proving to be the second-best Western film opening in India with a $20.1 million opening weekend. Box Office Mojo assesses that 43 percent of the film’s domestic opening came from 3D showing and 10 percent of the domestic weekend came from 376 IMAX screens.
The family adventure movie took the center-stage with a big $4.2M in previews on Thursday and sustained really strong all through the weekend. The pace doesn’t seem like going down, soon. The film grossed $32.4M on Friday before chalking up a much better than expected Saturday, rising 27 percent to haul in another $41.1M. In addition, with a projected Sunday of $26.7M, it will rise over $100M. Tracking for The Jungle Book heading into the weekend had it at about $75M is, once again.
Here are the 5 Sunday estimates:
1). The Jungle Book (DIS) 3-day cume: $101M to $103.6M / Wk 1
2). Barbershop: The Next Cut (WB) 3-day cume: $20M+ / Wk 1
3). The Boss (UNI)3-day cume: $10M+ (-57%) / Total cume: $40.3M / Wk 2
4). Batman v Superman (WB), 3-day cume: $9.2M / Total cume: $307M+ / Wk 4
5). Zootopia (DIS) 3-day cume: $8.1M / Total cume: $311.5M / Wk 7