The remake of the ever famous ‘The Jungle Book’ by Disney grossed $103.6 million just at its opening weekend according to the industry’s speculations securing the top rank on Sunday at the Box Office.
Rudyard Kipling’s fantasies are brought to reality through the computing technologies for the Mowgli boy whose upbringing is done by animals. Neel Sethi debuts as Mowgli while Hollywood’s famous Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Ben Kingsley give voice-overs for the tiger Shere Khan, the panther Bagheera and the bear Baloo.
After Deadpool crossing $132 million and Batman vs Superman crossing $166 million, The Jungle Book becomes the third highest debut movie grossing for the year 2016.
Barbershop: The Next Cut faired with $20.2 million in the comedy genre according to Exhibitor Relations speculations as Ice cube and Cedric from the barber shop try stopping unrest in their South Chicago locality.
In the same genre, it was also The Boss which after its second week took away $10.2 million making up for a total of $40.4 million in the till. Boss is however the story of a billionaire (Melissa McCarthy) who turns to paupers due to inside trading affairs and returns from jail to live with an ex employee.
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill’s Batman v Superman was fourth with $9 million in its peak summing up to $311.3 million after a month. However the Disney family investigative film named Zootopia came down from third to fifth over time. It raised $8.2 million in the weekend to reach $307.5 million in seven weeks time.