Walt Disney Pictures‘ The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau, continued its strong run at the box office, dropping just 41% from its opening weekend to take in another $60.8 million in North America over the weekend. It has grossed $191.5 million domestically in just ten days, and it continues to do just as well overseas where it has earned $156.8 million to bring its global total to $528.5 million. $39 million of that total comes from IMAX screens.
The only new movie opening in wide release this weekend was Universal Pictures’ sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War, once again starring Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth and adding Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain. It opened in 3,791 theaters on Friday and after grossing a mere $1 million in Thursday previews and $7.3 million on Friday, it earned an estimated $20.1 million for the weekend, roughly $5,340 per theater. It opened in 37 new international territories this weekend, including China, Brazil and France, where it took in $32.1 million for the weekend with a global total of $100.3 million so far.
Third place belonged to New Line and MGM’s Barbershop: The Next Cut, starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve, Common and Nikki Minaj with $10.8 million, down 47% from last weekend with $36 million grossed so far.
With the only family competition being another Disney movie, Walt Disney Animation’s Zootopia moved up a notch with a minimal 19% drop to add another $6.6 million to its domestic gross of $316.4 million. The animated hit also added $10.8 million internationally for an overseas total of $590.7 million. It has grossed $907.1 million worldwide since opening in March.
Melissa McCarthy’s comedy The Boss (Universal Pictures) dropped to fifth place with $6.1 million and a $49.5 million total gross.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice had its smallest week-to-week drop. The film was down just 38% as it took sixth place with $5.5 million and has now earned $319.5 million domestically. Internationally, Zack Snyder’s film took in another $8.3 million this weekend in 66 markets (most of that from Brazil) bringing its international total to $532.1 million and worldwide total to $851.6 million so far.
The Kevin Costner action-thriller Criminal (Lionsgate) also dropped a notch to seventh with $3.1 million, down 46% from opening weekend with $10.9 million so far, while Universal Pictures’ My Big Fat Greek Wedding took eighth place with $2.1 million and $55.4 million to date.
Bleecker Street’s historic comedy Elvis & Nixon, starring Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey opened in 381 theaters but only grossed $457,000 (about $1,200 per theater) to open in 20th place.
Meanwhile, Don Cheadle’s MIles Davis film Miles Ahead (Sony Pictures Classics) expanded into 527 theaters on Friday where it ended up with $687,000 ,or $1,303 per theater.