The Jungle Book outran the third-weekend grosses of films like The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Skyfall, Iron Man 3 and Zootopia.
These films had smaller third-weekend grosses, while Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book made a third weekend gross of $55 million.
Jon Favreau’s “crowd pleasing and dazzling adventure” delivered an impressive third-weekend gross, says Forbes.
The movie ran behind The Dark Knight ($55m), Spider-Man ($59m), Jurassic World ($71m), The Avengers ($72m), Avatar ($89m), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($118m).
However, Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book has the seventh-biggest third weekend of all time.
The film has made an income of $331 million domestic after 17 days of its release. The Jungle Book is $65 million ahead of Zootopia at the end of its respective third weekend.
There are possibilities that the film may outfox Alice in Wonderland ($439m back in 2010). The movie has high chances of passing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($427m and counting).
This could actually make three of the top four domestic grossers – Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Captain America: Civil War – from Walt Disney.
Disney will be flooding the screens with its major releases. These include Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Alice Through the Looking Glass and The BGF. This means that they may really be in a position to control the bigger part of the industry.
On the other hand, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned a $501 million on its sixth weekend (-31%) for a $427 million domestic cume for Warner Bros. The film has gained $706 million overseas for an $1134 million worldwide cume.
Kevin Costner’s action thriller Criminal did not do good, says Euro Business News.
It earned $1.744 million for its third weekend and $17 million 17-day cume, while My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 grossed a $1.42 million sixth weekend for a $75 million cume.
Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron starring fantasy sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War will most probably end the domestic run with just over $65 million.