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Weekend Box Office Report: April 15-17, 2016

04.17.2016

The Jungle Book roars to #1!

Audiences clearly wanted to see Disney bring Mowgli and his animal friends to life, putting THE JUNGLE BOOK on top this weekend with an estimated $103.5 million!

Director Jon Favreau's live-action version of Disney's 1967 animated tale (based on Rudyard Kipling's book) had the second-biggest April opening weekend after FURIOUS 7's $147 million start last year. It's also the second-highest opening for a PG rated movie, behind the $116 million first weekend of Disney's own live-action ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

THE JUNGLE BOOK has made a total of $291 million worldwide, although the movie did get a week's head start overseas before opening in North America. Most critics enjoyed their time with Mowgli and the talking CG creatures, with a current 95% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Opening in second place was the sequel BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT with $20.2 million. While the new PG-13 Ice Cube comedy opened lower than the 2002 original BARBERSHOP ($20.6 million) or BARBERSHOP 2: BACK IN BUSINESS ($24.2 million), the latest entry in the franchise only cost a reported $20 million. Critics appreciated the makeover with an average of 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Last weekend's winner THE BOSS was nudged down to third place with $10.1 million, a 57% drop from the opening of Melissa McCarthy's latest R-rated comedy.

BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE moved to fourth with $9 million and a $311 domestic total after four weekends in theaters. Director Zack Snyder's expensive spectacle now has a worldwide total of $827 million, but seems unlikely to hit the $1 billion mark (one analysis claims that despite adding Batman and Wonder Woman to the mix, the movie will end up being less profitable than MAN OF STEEL even after home video and merchandise earnings are included).

Disney's ZOOTOPIA was in fifth place with $8.2 million. The Mouse House's latest animated hit has now been in the top half of the chart for seven weeks, and is up to $882 million worldwide.

In sixth place was the new R-rated release CRIMINAL with a $5.8 million opening. Although the cast includes Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, critics gunned down the $30 million action movie with 26% on Rotten Tomatoes.

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 was in seventh with $3.2 million for a $78.6 million global total after a month in release. It was followed by the faith-based duo of MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and GOD'S NOT DEAD 2, while the Helen Mirren/Alan Rickman/Aaron Paul drone thriller EYE IN THE SKY held the bottom of the list for a second weekend.

Outside the chart, the first-person action flick HARDCORE HENRY disappeared after one week in the Top 10, joined by 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE and THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT. In limited release, the Patrick Stewart thriller GREEN ROOM had a solid $30k per-screen average.

Next weekend brings the Chris Hemsworth/Charlize Theron/Emily Blunt/Jessica Chastain fairy tale spinoff THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR and the Kevin Spacey/Michael Shannon drama ELVIS & NIXON, while limited releases include the Tom Hanks drama A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Jungle Book $103.5 M
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2. Barbershop: The Next Cut $20.2 M
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3. The Boss $10.1 M $40.3 M
4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $9 M $311.3 M
5. Zootopia $8.2 M $307.4 M
6. Criminal $5.8 M
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7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $3.2 M $52 M
8. Miracles from Heaven $1.9 M $56.9 M
9. God's Not Dead 2 $1.7 M $16.9 M
10. Eye In the Sky $1.5 M $13.1 M

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3:24AM on 04/25/2016
jungle book was alright. it's not my cup of tea, though. the effects were mind bending but can anyone tell me why they had to do everything in cgi? why not shoot it in an actual jungle? would it not be more challenging to get back to basics and shoot it in a real place, which would make viewing all the more engaging since the viewers know the place is real? i really dread the day when i would see an actor on the screen and wonder if he's really there or not.
jungle book was alright. it's not my cup of tea, though. the effects were mind bending but can anyone tell me why they had to do everything in cgi? why not shoot it in an actual jungle? would it not be more challenging to get back to basics and shoot it in a real place, which would make viewing all the more engaging since the viewers know the place is real? i really dread the day when i would see an actor on the screen and wonder if he's really there or not.
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1:18PM on 04/18/2016

Midnight Special....

Saw Midnight Special this weekend, and I don't why it isn't being talked about more. Great story, smart, intense, excellent reveal at the end. I'm having a hard time getting behind the Jungle Book only because this is the first of 2 movies coming out on the same subject. Andy Serkis is doing his version, and then there's this. I find that odd. We're not talking about Armageddon and the other end-of-the-world movie that came out. This is literally two movies off the exact same story. It feels
Saw Midnight Special this weekend, and I don't why it isn't being talked about more. Great story, smart, intense, excellent reveal at the end. I'm having a hard time getting behind the Jungle Book only because this is the first of 2 movies coming out on the same subject. Andy Serkis is doing his version, and then there's this. I find that odd. We're not talking about Armageddon and the other end-of-the-world movie that came out. This is literally two movies off the exact same story. It feels like a cash grab. I could be wrong, but I find something disingenuous about it.
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2:42AM on 04/18/2016
I've heard NOTHING but great things about Jungle Book. Can't wait!
ps. DAMN this is a pathetic comment section on this thread.
I've heard NOTHING but great things about Jungle Book. Can't wait!
ps. DAMN this is a pathetic comment section on this thread.
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7:58AM on 04/18/2016
Well, you're on it.. Sooo
Well, you're on it.. Sooo
10:52AM on 04/18/2016
He's absolutely right. It only takes a few to ruin a thread. . Hell, we've got a creepy guy on here who wishes a small child of a fellow poster would "choke to death on a bag of dicks." I think pathetic is too kind of a word. That's seriously messed up. Those who are mean hearted, socially inept and can't function in society don't do any better online - they're just anonymous losers instead.
He's absolutely right. It only takes a few to ruin a thread. . Hell, we've got a creepy guy on here who wishes a small child of a fellow poster would "choke to death on a bag of dicks." I think pathetic is too kind of a word. That's seriously messed up. Those who are mean hearted, socially inept and can't function in society don't do any better online - they're just anonymous losers instead.
11:19PM on 04/17/2016
I thought Jungle Book was decent and surprisingly entertaining..But i don't know whether they can beat Tim Burton Alice's box office..
I thought Jungle Book was decent and surprisingly entertaining..But i don't know whether they can beat Tim Burton Alice's box office..
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6:35PM on 04/17/2016
The Jungle Book looks alright, but I'm actually more excited for the Andy Serkis version that comes out in 2018 than I am this film.
The Jungle Book looks alright, but I'm actually more excited for the Andy Serkis version that comes out in 2018 than I am this film.
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5:53PM on 04/17/2016
The Jungle Book slayed! Well deserved. Barbershop did good too. Solid opening.
The Jungle Book slayed! Well deserved. Barbershop did good too. Solid opening.
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5:22PM on 04/17/2016

I'm happy the Jungle Book did well

I went to see it with my daughter earlier today. I hate 3d but we seen it that way and I can honestly say it totally worked with me. It wasn't intrusive or used gimmicks that distracted you away from the film. I loved it. Idis Elba plays such an evil bastard that I love th guy even more now.
I can't get Christopher Walken out of my head now. While me and my baby where singing "The Bare Necessities" on the way home all I have in my head is Christopher Walken singing "I wanna be like you"
I went to see it with my daughter earlier today. I hate 3d but we seen it that way and I can honestly say it totally worked with me. It wasn't intrusive or used gimmicks that distracted you away from the film. I loved it. Idis Elba plays such an evil bastard that I love th guy even more now.
I can't get Christopher Walken out of my head now. While me and my baby where singing "The Bare Necessities" on the way home all I have in my head is Christopher Walken singing "I wanna be like you" now,
By the way, I see some twats talking about kids dragging parents to see films. I wanted to see this film. Our next is Civil War. A week before you Ameri-can'ts get to see it. Myself and my 8 year old daughter have had debates about Iron Man v Captain America, I also own all the comics (fool that I am), including Frontline and she has read them. We had a great day today. Wankers like yourselves can enjoy RSIs.
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6:01PM on 04/17/2016
You seem like a real douchebag
You seem like a real douchebag
2:20AM on 04/18/2016
Nobody gives a fuck about you or your daughter. You can both choke to death on a bag of dicks.
Nobody gives a fuck about you or your daughter. You can both choke to death on a bag of dicks.
2:48AM on 04/18/2016
What Vienna_Rage said.
What Vienna_Rage said.
8:02AM on 04/18/2016
Seems a little harsh to say disparaging things about your children. I apologize on behalf of the Americans. You did sound a little like a douche though.
Seems a little harsh to say disparaging things about your children. I apologize on behalf of the Americans. You did sound a little like a douche though.
9:06AM on 04/18/2016
It's what has become the norm from twats posting on this site of late. Anyway, got the reaction I needed to prove a point.
It's what has become the norm from twats posting on this site of late. Anyway, got the reaction I needed to prove a point.
1:46PM on 04/18/2016
Ulysses32. You did prove that you're an instigator.
Ulysses32. You did prove that you're an instigator.
4:04PM on 04/17/2016
I haven't seen the live action Jungle Book, but if you have a child and subsricbe to Disney's four million channels, you would likely have been arrested for abuse for not taking your kid to see this. Although my wife actually wanted to and went to go see this. But she also wants to see Winters War and watches I Am Cait and Real Housewives shows, just for a little perspective.
I haven't seen the live action Jungle Book, but if you have a child and subsricbe to Disney's four million channels, you would likely have been arrested for abuse for not taking your kid to see this. Although my wife actually wanted to and went to go see this. But she also wants to see Winters War and watches I Am Cait and Real Housewives shows, just for a little perspective.
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3:52PM on 04/17/2016
Happy to see the Jungle Book produce the way it did. It is the pinnacle of Disney's new live action reboots. Frankly it was just an awesomely good and entertaining family movie. I went with my girlfriend and we both loved it and both of us are old enough we used to watch the original animated movie from Disney on VHS. Bravo the accolades for the movie are well deserved. Favreau rarely disappoints and this is his best since Iron Man 1.

I'm equally happy and disappointed how Batman vs Superman
Happy to see the Jungle Book produce the way it did. It is the pinnacle of Disney's new live action reboots. Frankly it was just an awesomely good and entertaining family movie. I went with my girlfriend and we both loved it and both of us are old enough we used to watch the original animated movie from Disney on VHS. Bravo the accolades for the movie are well deserved. Favreau rarely disappoints and this is his best since Iron Man 1.

I'm equally happy and disappointed how Batman vs Superman is doing. The movie was an abortion. It looks liked they made 5 different movies, cut 15 minutes from each one, threw it in a blender and released it. I SO wanted the movie to be everything I could dream the way Avengers was. All my favorite DC heroes on screen. So I'm disappointed in the sense that I hope it doesn't effect plans going forward for DC and kill some of the movies. I'm happy because maybe it will get them to look at what they're doing and refocus the direction of the universe, because most of the world feels burned by what they just paid to see and probably won't be as willing next time. They have time to fix this mess.
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3:46PM on 04/17/2016

'Audiences clearly wanted'

Yeah? Or was it just jammed down the throats of parents everywhere, who never would've heard the end of it if they hadn't taken their kids to see it?
Yeah? Or was it just jammed down the throats of parents everywhere, who never would've heard the end of it if they hadn't taken their kids to see it?
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4:46PM on 04/17/2016
There were quite a few adults without kids in the theater I saw it in.
There were quite a few adults without kids in the theater I saw it in.
5:05PM on 04/17/2016
Yep. Same here.
Yep. Same here.
5:54PM on 04/17/2016
I plan to go see it and I don't have kids. I've always loved the Jungle Book, and have always been disappointed with the live action adaptations so far. Even though calling this "live action" is a stretch considering it's mostly animated.
I plan to go see it and I don't have kids. I've always loved the Jungle Book, and have always been disappointed with the live action adaptations so far. Even though calling this "live action" is a stretch considering it's mostly animated.
7:32PM on 04/17/2016
Granted it was a school day but I went Friday early afternoon and it was all adults. Probably only about 20 in the theater but weekday and all...

Why do you assume that parents only take their kids to these movies for the kids? My kids are grown and I still see all of these movies, and when they were growing up I was as excited as they were to take them. Many adults still have that inner child, and it would be sad to lose that.
Granted it was a school day but I went Friday early afternoon and it was all adults. Probably only about 20 in the theater but weekday and all...

Why do you assume that parents only take their kids to these movies for the kids? My kids are grown and I still see all of these movies, and when they were growing up I was as excited as they were to take them. Many adults still have that inner child, and it would be sad to lose that.
2:22PM on 04/17/2016
The Jungle Book was great and everyone involved did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life in such a grand, and very fun and entertaining way.

Serkis' version will have a tough time in trying to match Favreau's, but I'm excited to see him try; especially with the cast he has lined up.
The Jungle Book was great and everyone involved did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life in such a grand, and very fun and entertaining way.

Serkis' version will have a tough time in trying to match Favreau's, but I'm excited to see him try; especially with the cast he has lined up.
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11:02AM on 04/18/2016
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8:46PM on 04/24/2016
Agree with soloist .. Servis version will also be heavily with CGI..And the viewers will no doubt make a comparision between these two..
Agree with soloist .. Servis version will also be heavily with CGI..And the viewers will no doubt make a comparision between these two..
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