HOLLYWOOD—Well, the moviegoers were definitely out this week at the multiplexes. Disney’s live-adaptation of the beloved classic “The Jungle Book” arrived to gargantuan numbers. The film debuted to more than $104 million in its opening weekend to catapult to the top spot at the box-office.
The flick which appeals to both kids and adults grossed more than $30 million on Friday to pave the way for its success. It might be safe to make the argument that the flick could maintain the top spot at the box-office until “Captain America: Civil War” arrives in theaters on May 6.
Landing in second place is the third chapter in the “Barbershop” franchise, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” which earned $20.2 million. The comedy starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Eve and Anthony Anderson fell slightly short of the $24 million haul of its predecessor back in 2004. Last week’s box-office champ “The Boss” fell to the number three spot earning $10.2 million. After about 2 weeks in theaters the comedy has amounted over $40 million at the domestic box-office.
Nabbing fourth place was “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice” which added $9 million to its tally. The superhero flick has now crossed the $300 mark at the domestic box-office. While the movie has recouped its budget back, it’s still considered a flop compared to what studio execs and many in the industry expected for the titan match-up.
Rounding out the top five was “Zootopia” with $8.2 million. The animated flick has now crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office. This week sees the released for the fantasy action-flick “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” starring Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Chris Hemsworth and Jessica Chastain.