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Weekend Box Office Report: April 29-May 1, 2016

05.01.2016

The Jungle Book still holds the top!

For a third straight weekend, Disney's live-action version of THE JUNGLE BOOK was king of the box office with an estimated $42.4 million!

The crowds keep coming to see director Jon Favreau's talking animals, pushing the movie's domestic total to $252 million. Bringing the jungle and its denizens to life may have cost a reported $175 million, but the update of Rudyard Kipling's tale has now made $685 million worldwide, with only a group of costumed heroes coming to challenge its reign.

The fairy tale spinoff THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR managed to hold onto second place with $9.3 million. The Chris Hemsworth/Charlize Theron/Emily Blunt/Jessica Chastain action-adventure dropped 52% from its opening last week, and is now at a worldwide total of $130 million (on a reported production cost of $115 million).

Of the weekend's new releases, the kitten comedy KEANU performed the best with a third place opening of $9.3 million. The feline crime caper from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele cost a reported $15 million, and amused enough critics to earn a decent 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.

The new comedy MOTHER'S DAY opened in fourth place with $8.3 million. Despite a cast of familiar faces including Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Timothy Olyphant and Kate Hudson, the third holiday-themed movie from director Garry Marshall started out with less than his NEW YEAR'S EVE ($13 million) and just a fraction of the 2010 hit VALENTINE'S DAY ($56.2 million).

With a reported $25 million production budget, Marshall's latest only cost around half that of his previous ensemble efforts, but it was greeted with a tragic 8% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT was in fifth place with $6.1 million for a domestic total of $44.7 million after three weekends, and Disney's ZOOTOPIA finally slipped off the top half of chart in its ninth weekend of release as it added another $5 million to its impressive worldwide total of $931 million.

The new computer-animated feature RATCHET & CLANK opened in seventh with $4.8 million. Based on the long-running Playstation video game series, the movie only cost a comparatively modest $20 million to produce, but critics switched off with a 19% Rotten Tomatoes average.

Melissa McCarthy's THE BOSS was in eighth place as it has nearly doubled its reported cost after a month in theaters, and BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE edges toward the bottom and the Kevin Costner action-thriller CRIMINAL hangs on in tenth.

Outside the chart, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2 took off with EYE IN THE SKY and the Mexican comedy COMPADRES. In limited release, the Tom Hanks drama A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING expanded to 523 locations for $931k and the Patrick Stewart thriller GREEN ROOM added 440 screens for $960k.

While North America (and China and Russia) have to wait a few more days, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR opened in a number of overseas territories and has made $200 million since Wednesday -- just short of the $201 million that AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON started with last year before it launched in the US.

The summer movie season officially kicks off next weekend with CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR as the only major release.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Jungle Book $42.4 M $252 M
2. The Huntsman: Winter's War $9.3 M $33.9 M
3. Keanu $9.3 M
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4. Mother's Day $8.3 M
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5. Barbershop: The Next Cut $6.1 M $44.7 M
6. Zootopia $5 M $323.5 M
7. Ratchet & Clank $4.8 M
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8. The Boss $4.2 M $56.1 M
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $3.8 M $325.1 M
10. Criminal $1.3 M $13.4 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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7:35AM on 05/02/2016

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10:42PM on 05/01/2016
I predict Civil War will make..... 100 billion dollars!
Gonna check out Green Room soon.
I predict Civil War will make..... 100 billion dollars!
Gonna check out Green Room soon.
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1:10AM on 05/02/2016
I was actually very slightly disappointed in Green Room. I think mainly just because of the insane level of hype it was getting online. Patrick Stewart is good, and it's a lot of fun to see him play the bad guy -- but it's not an "A+" level performance in my book. Maybe like an A-, which don't get me wrong is still nothing to be ashamed of, just again, not quite in line with what the hype was making it out to be.
I was actually very slightly disappointed in Green Room. I think mainly just because of the insane level of hype it was getting online. Patrick Stewart is good, and it's a lot of fun to see him play the bad guy -- but it's not an "A+" level performance in my book. Maybe like an A-, which don't get me wrong is still nothing to be ashamed of, just again, not quite in line with what the hype was making it out to be.
4:13AM on 05/02/2016
If an A- is a "disappointment" I'd love to see what an A+ is.

My favorite aspects of the movie were the accuracy of punk culture and is thick layer of suspense... also Macon Blair is one of my new favorite actors.
If an A- is a "disappointment" I'd love to see what an A+ is.

My favorite aspects of the movie were the accuracy of punk culture and is thick layer of suspense... also Macon Blair is one of my new favorite actors.
4:35AM on 05/02/2016
I should clarify that an A- isn't an unfair rating. I think it speaks well of the movie that you rated it so well in spite of your slight disappointment.
I should clarify that an A- isn't an unfair rating. I think it speaks well of the movie that you rated it so well in spite of your slight disappointment.
8:36PM on 05/01/2016

GREEN ROOM

Go see Green Room. Pretend Spiderman will show up if that helps, just go see it. It's a fantastic ORIGINAL movie. You know... the kind of movie everyone complains that they don't make anymore. Go see it.
Go see Green Room. Pretend Spiderman will show up if that helps, just go see it. It's a fantastic ORIGINAL movie. You know... the kind of movie everyone complains that they don't make anymore. Go see it.
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8:17PM on 05/01/2016

Civil War is going to do gangbusters

I saw it down here in Australia yesterday afternoon in a cinema that is always empty and it was absolutely packed... young people, old people, families... It is going to do incredible numbers...
I saw it down here in Australia yesterday afternoon in a cinema that is always empty and it was absolutely packed... young people, old people, families... It is going to do incredible numbers...
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10:47PM on 05/01/2016
I hope WB execs cry when they see how much Civil War makes.
I hope WB execs cry when they see how much Civil War makes.
1:12AM on 05/02/2016
I don't care if they cry, I just want them to fire Zack Snyder. Heck, if they do it with a smile on their face all the better (although if they were tears of joy, I'd understand).
I don't care if they cry, I just want them to fire Zack Snyder. Heck, if they do it with a smile on their face all the better (although if they were tears of joy, I'd understand).
4:21AM on 05/02/2016
I hope they keep him. That's one less talented director they're tying down to a committee directed comic book movie.

In other words, we're not losing any great original movies by having John Favreau direct a comic book movie. David Lynch directing a comic book movie would rob is of another potential Blue Velvet.

So... I say keep Zack Snyder. Why not? BvS was completely inoffensive in my opinion.
I hope they keep him. That's one less talented director they're tying down to a committee directed comic book movie.

In other words, we're not losing any great original movies by having John Favreau direct a comic book movie. David Lynch directing a comic book movie would rob is of another potential Blue Velvet.

So... I say keep Zack Snyder. Why not? BvS was completely inoffensive in my opinion.
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