Box office report: The Jungle Book threepeats and bests Keanu, Mother’s Day
Not even three new wide releases could dethrone the king of the jungle.
The Jungle Book spent its third weekend at the top of the box office, earning an estimated $42.4 million. Even with Keanu, Mother’s Day, and Ratchet & Clank hitting theaters, none of them could touch Disney’s epic tale, which fell a minuscule 31 percent and was the only movie to hit double digits this weekend. Over the three weekends it’s been in theaters, The Jungle Book has showed remarkable staying power, earning $252.1 million domestically and $684.8 million worldwide.
Of the new releases, Keanu fared the best, virtually tying for second place with The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s action cat comedy earned a so-so B CinemaScore and an estimated $9.35 million opening.
The Huntsman earned $9.39 million to Keanu’s $9.35 million, falling 52 percent in its second weekend. The sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman now has a domestic total of $34 million.
Fourth place went to the Garry Marshall rom-com Mother’s Day, which opened to an estimated $8.3 million and a B+ CinemaScore. Its ensemble cast includes Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Sudeikis, and its opening is a far cry from other Marshall ensemble comedies like Valentine’s Day, which opened to $56.3 million in 2010, or New Year’s Eve, which debuted to $13 million in 2011.
As for this weekend’s final new wide release, the animated Ratchet & Clank, it couldn’t even break into the top five, opening in seventh place with $4.8 million. Sylvester Stallone and Paul Giamatti lent their voices to the animated adventure, which only earned a B CinemaScore.
Instead, fifth place went to Barbershop: The Next Cut, which earned $6.1 million in its third weekend. The third installment in the Barbershop series has now earned an estimated $44.7 million domestically.
Really, except for The Jungle Book, it was a pretty quiet weekend at the domestic box office. That should change next weekend when Captain America: Civil War kicks off summer blockbuster season, and if its international numbers are any indication, it could be on its way to record-breaking success. Civil War launched overseas this weekend to an estimated $200.2 million, setting all-time opening records in territories like Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Here are this weekend’s top five at the domestic box office:
1. The Jungle Book — $42.4 million
2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War — $9.4 million
3. Keanu — $9.4 million
4. Mother’s Day — $8.3 million
5. Barbershop: The Next Cut — $6.1 million