Box office Wrap Up: Jungle Book Freezes Out The Huntsman

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It’s Still A Jungle Out There

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The Jungle Book remains the king of the box office fending off the likes of The Huntsman: Winter’s War. While Disney’s CGI masterpiece propelled itself to the third highest grossing Walt Disney Animations release ( Behind The Lion King and Frozen) The Huntsman failed to live up to the $56 million opening of it’s predessor Snow White and the Huntsman.

The live-action remake of Disney’s 1967 animated classic earned a colossal $60.8 million, dropping just 41% from the week before and bringing its total to $191.5 million in 10 days, While maintaining a fresh 94% score from Rotten tomatoes.

Mickey Mouse is stacking some serious cheese right now.. Zootopia (98% fresh) banked another $6.6 million (good for 4th this week) bringing it to a whopping $316 million. Let’s not forget that The Force Awakens broke every Box Office record known to man earlier this year, and Disney has a little film called Civil War coming out in May.  That Mouse be ballin..

Meanwhile The Huntsman received the cold shoulder earning a mere $20.1 million.  While Kirsten Stewart was booted from this film, The Huntsman: Winters War still featured a star studded cast with the return of Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, including the additions of Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain.

I’m sure you are wondering how a film that is essentially a lay up for the studio perform so poorly, I have three theories.

One: The Prequel/Sequel Hybrid was way too confusing for folks.

Two: Dumping Kirsten Stewart mobilized former Twilight teeny-boppers into action, and anyone daring enough to attempt to see the film was doused in glitter.

Three. The film predictably sucked..

The Huntsman managed a rotten 17% on the tomatometer and a mere 50% of audiences liked it. By removing the female lead (Stewart) and replacing her with Hemsworth, Universal killed their core demographic, woman, by making this a male centric fantasy fare.  Let’s hope for Hemsworth’s sake, his agent is keeping his hammer polished.

Barbershop: The Next Cut held over quite well in its second week. The sequel’s 46% decline resulted in $10.8 million and a third-place finish. Its ten-day total sits at $36 million.barbershop the next cut Box office Wrap up

While Zootopia finished in the #5 spot last week, it rose back up to #4 this week (its eighth) with its smallest week-over-week decline yet. Slipping a slight 19%, it collected another $6.6 million. The film’s domestic total now is now up to $316.4 million, but the worldwide total is even more notable. Thanks to the continued overseas success, Zootopia has a global total of $907.1 million.

Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss  slowed the free-fall of it’s huge second week decline with its third week slowed down to a 39% drop. The additional $6 million brings the comedy’s domestic box office up to $49.5 million.

The Lionsgate-distributed comedy from Mexico, Compadres, had unexpected success from 368 locations. It opened in the #9 spot with $1.3 million.

The weekend’s bigger limited releases had a difficult time making traction with moviegoers.

Tom Hanks’ latest fish-out-of-water drama A Hologram for the King earned $1.2 million from 401 screens, giving it a per-screen average of $3,010. From 381 screens, Elvis & Nixon only scored $456,793 and a per-screen average of $1,199.

Box Office Totals

1. The Jungle Book  $60.8 million

2. The Hunstman: Winter’s War  $20.1 million).

3. Barbershop: The Next Cut  $10.8 million.

4. Zootopia  $6.6 million

5. The Boss  $6.1 million

6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice  $5.5 million

7. Criminal  $3.1 million

8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2  $2.1 million

9. Compadres  $1.4 million.

10. A Hologram for the King  $1.2 million.

 

 

 

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