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The Jungle Book is poised to overtake the domestic cumulative of every Disney remake but Alice In Wonderland by Sunday night, leaving it around $250 million on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Key & Peele’s cat-centered comedy Keanu will claw its way into second.
The Jungle Book reigned with a relatively small 40% dip in its second weekend, tripling newcomer The Huntsman: Winter’s War’s take, which had an icy reception at the box office.
After a stunning first weekend that earned it the second place spot for record April openings, The Jungle Book has earned itself the title of fifth biggest movie in 2016 after only 5 days. And while the original Huntsman opened at $56 million, Winter’s War is looking at a far lower number, likely shy of $30 million in 2nd place.
Exceeding everyone’s expectations, The Jungle Book went above and beyond, firmly claiming the second place spot of all Disney live action remakes. Though still falling a bit shy of Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million opening, Jungle’s $103 million take proves it has the four-quadrant appeal Disney was counting on.
With glowing reviews and an early $32 million in foreign sales last weekend, The Jungle Book is set to revive a box office that flagged in the quick drop-off of Batman v Superman. The number to beat is $67.9 million—that’s what the live action Cinderella remake made its first weekend last March.
Again falling far more than anticipated, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed it probably doesn’t have the kind of staying power Warner Bros. hoped for, losing the weekend to Melissa McCarthy-starrer The Boss by only $0.22 million.
While Batman v Superman will hold onto 1st place this weekend, it’ll be by the skin of its teeth. Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss will do its best to knock BvS down a peg, but its doubtful the comedy has what it takes to quite hit the mid-$20 million range.
To no one’s surprise, Batman v Superman fell, and fell fast – even harder than we anticipated. At a nearly 70% drop in its second weekend, and with a mere $15 million take on Friday, the Warner Bros. film gained the dubious honor of having the highest Friday-to-Friday drop of any big budget comic book movie ever.
Thanks to a total lack of competition, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will easily sweep the top spot for the second week in a row. Even a 60% drop will give it a second week take of at least $66 million, pushing its domestic gross close well over the $250 million mark.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prevailed despite negative critical reviews, surpassing The Hunger Games to take the top spot for both the March and spring opening weekend records.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will open big, ushering its whole cast to the land of giant openings seemingly reserved for Marvel superheroes. But will BvS set a new March record?
Easily bested by Zootopia, Allegiant underwhelmed significantly this weekend, making our $37 million prediction for its opening look like an enthusiastic over-projection. The third film of the Divergent series fell almost $8 million short and opened at a lowball $29 million.
Sure, Allegiant might be able to knock Zootopia out of 1st place, but there’s no way it’ll match its predecessors. With franchise ennui already setting in for The Divergent Series, and yet another on the way in 2017, Allegiant will be lucky to hit $40 million, over $10 million short of the openings for either Divergent or its sequel Insurgent.
Zootopia rose to the challenge, wowing with $51.3 million in its second frame for a drop of only 32%. And while 10 Cloverfield Lane’s $24.7 million opening may seem like small change compared to Cloverfield’s 2008 opening of $40 million, it’s certainly not a bad start considering the reported $15 million budget.
It’s become abundantly clear this week that there’s nothing stopping Zootopia, Disney’s newest winner has grossed $88.7 million in 9 days, averaging $5 million at both the Monday and Tuesday box offices before dropping to $3.7 million yesterday. Though it’s not the kind of runaway success Deadpool had, it’s nothing to scoff at.
Zootopia outperformed all expectations, roaring its way to a stunning $75 million opening. Disney played it smart by running that sloth DMV trailer in front of Episode VII, so every kid who now idolizes Rey and Finn has been bugging their parents for 3 months about Zootopia—and it showed.
There’s no doubt that Zootopia is going to win the weekend, what with it being lauded as one of Disney’s best films of all time in early reviews. Of course, Disney’s hoping to top Frozen’s wide opening of $67.4 million, and it’s tracking high enough to at least leave Big Hero 6’s $56.2 million in the dust. The real question this weekend is who’s going to come in second.
Deadpool saw a drop of 45%, but brought its domestic total to $285 million this weekend. What’s more, worldwide the sort-of-X-Man sits at $609 million. For comparison, The Avengers, the highest grossing film to use Marvel characters, passed $1.5 billion worldwide in 22 weeks.
As predicted, Deadpool sailed past $500 million worldwide within 12 days, and now sits comfortably at $513 million. The next landmark the Merc with the Mouth has his eye on? $300 million domestic. Though that’s $50 million away currently, it should be about $30 million closer after this coming weekend.
Deadpool had another killer weekend. Thanks to $236.8 million domestic and another $256.2 million in the foreign market, the breakout not-quite-superhero flick is just one good day away from breezing past $500 million global.
Even if Deadpool dropped 90% from its boffo opening weekend, it would still easily maintain the top spot this week against little competition from new releases and no competition from last week’s class. The thing to watch is the battle between The Witch and Risen, each vying to see if they can knock Kung Fu Panda 3 out of second.
We were wrong. Everyone was wrong. Deadpool was obviously going to be #1 by a mile, but it turns out that mile was actually more like five miles. And then some. At $152 million for the four-day holiday, the “Merc with a Mouth” left barely a record standing.
Nothing says Valentine’s Day like an ultra-violent, unflinchingly crude, red spandex-wearing, “don’t call him a hero” mercenary. Ryan Reynold’s buzzy Deadpool finally hits theaters this weekend, and all estimates have it destroying the competition over the long holiday weekend.
Up against a somewhat unexciting Super Bowl 50, DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3 held onto #1 while the Coen Bros’ Hail, Caesar! managed to surpass expectations to claim second place, leaving its fellow new releases in the dust.
Sophomore Kung Fu Panda 3 will easily take keep the top spot against Super Bowl 50, while new entries Pride And Prejudice And Zombies, Hail, Caesar!, and The Choice will cluster around $8-10 million for a tight battle with holdovers The Revenant and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Audiences hungry for a fun, well-reviewed pic flocked to Kung Fu Panda 3 this weekend, earning the animated sequel enough to easily knock out the rest of the competition and claim the top spot at the box office.
With the East Coast dug out from last week’s snow, no major NFL playoff games, and little competition from holdovers or new offerings, Kung Fu Panda 3 is set up for a big and unrivaled win at the box office.
With the East Coast buried under more than two feet of snow thanks to winter storm Jonas, The Revenant finally managed to take the top spot in its third week of wide release.
This weekend’s numbers may not be as nail-biting as last week’s, but there’s still room for a box office surprise. Ride Along 2 and The Revenant will maintain their positions easily against new entries Dirty Grandpa, The 5th Wave, and The Boy, which will all struggle to compete with Star Wars.
The Revenant continues to outperform expectations. After almost knocking The Force Awakens out of the top spot last week, the Golden Globe Best Picture Drama winner came close to overtaking presumed box office champ Ride Along 2.