The Jungle Book remained in first place in its second weekend by a large margin over the weekend runner up as it tripled the opening weekend for Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Meanwhile, Pantelion’s Compadres finished among the weekend top ten while Roadside’s release of A Hologram for the King finds itself in a battle for tenth position.
With an estimated $60.8 million, Disney’s The Jungle Book dropped only 41.1%, the fourth smallest second weekend drop for a film that opened over $100 million as its domestic cume now climbs to over $191 million. Internationally the film took in an additional $96 million this weekend as its global take is now over $528 million, fifth largest for the year so far.
In second place, Universal’s prequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War struggled out of the gate. With an estimated $20 million it brought in only 36% of the opening weekend total of its 2012 predecessor Snow White and the Huntsman. From an audience standpoint, Winter’s War played 61% female vs. 39% male and 47% of the overall audience was over the age of 30. Comparatively, Snow White and the Huntsman played much more evenly across gender lines as 53% of its audience was female. From here it’s likely to struggle to reach an overall domestic cume around $55-60 million on a reported budget of $115 million.
Overseas, the film began playing internationally two weeks ago and entered the weekend having already banked $48.1 million from 27 territories. Winter’s War expanded into an additional 37 territories this weekend and grossed an estimated $32.1 million as its worldwide total currently sits at $100.2 million.
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