Well, that was uneventful. Disney's The Jungle Book easily bested the new release of the week, a prequel to 2012's Snow White and the Huntsman, which opened to a mere 20 million, nothing compared to Jungle Book's second weekend haul of 60 million, as it declined just 41 percent for a 10-day total of 191 million. Looks like this will become Disney's second 300 million grosser of the year and it's only April. Huntsman's opening is quite a bomb, considering the budget was at least 115 million, so count that one as yet another non-opener for Chris Hemsworth, outside the Thor movies.
Meanwhile, Barbershop: The Next Cut held pretty well, falling just 46 percent for a new 36 million total, and Zootopia took in another 6 million, bringing its own total to 316 million and a staggering 907 million worldwide. It remains to be seen if it can cross that billion mark, but it's now the third biggest Disney release ever, behind Frozen and The Lion King. Rounding out the top five was The Boss, which sits at 49 million for Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone.
- The Jungle Book- 60.8 million
- The Huntsman: Winter's War- 20.1 million
- Barbershop: The Next Cut- 10.8 million
- Zootopia- 6.6 million
- The Boss- 6.1 million
In limited release, Susan Sarandon's The Meddler opened to an okay 15k PTA, while Tom Hank's A Hologram For a King (has anyone even heard of this movie??) debuted with 1 million on 401 screens. It's sad when you see movies starring big names like Sarandon and Hanks being forced into tiny limited release where hardly anyone will ever see them, isn't it? Next week it's the Key and Peele comedy Keanu against Julia Roberts in Mother's Day (I also just heard that film existed about a week ago, but hey, at least it's opening in wide release). Expect Jungle Book to stay on top before Civil War opens on May 6th.