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    Weekend Opening Weekend Current Gross
The Jungle Book  $61.539 million $103.261 million $192.213 million
The Huntsman: Winter’s War $19.445 million $19.445 million $19.445 million
Barbershop: The Next Cut $10.518 million $20.2 million $35.720 million
Zootopia $6.580 million $75.063 million $316.404 million
   The Boss $6.228 million $23.587 million $49.656 million

Everything had a much softer landing than anticipated this weekend, and The Jungle Book reigned with a relatively small 40% dip in its second weekend. The live action Disney adventure easily kept its 1st place spot, tripling newcomer The Huntsman: Winter’s War‘s take and grossing more than the rest of the Top 10 combined. Jungle has made $192 million so far, only $9 million behind Cinderella‘s domestic cumulative of $201 million last year. Worldwide the film’s grossed $533.5 million, meaning it’s the fifth highest grossing film of 2016 so far, just behind record breaking Chinese hit The Mermaid. Where Jungle picked up some extra cash, Huntsman lose it. The prequel/sequel wasn’t immune to negative reviews, opening 65% down from its predecessor’s 2012 debut, though it did make $80 million overseas. Though it might be rescued by its foreign box office take, domestically Huntsman is one of the lowest openings for a big budget film so far this year, “bested” only by Gods of Egypt‘s $14 million opening.


Barbershop: The Next Cut experienced the biggest drop of the weekend, at nearly 50%, but still took 3rd place with $10.5 million in its second showing. Zootopia performed even better than expected, falling a scant 19%–the lowest drop its seen in its two month run. The animated pic has proven week after week that it has remarkable staying power, and has now grossed over $908.5 million worldwide. In fact, this last weekend, its eighth, Zootopia grossed only $380 thousand less than Star Wars: The Force Awakens did in its own eighth weekend. Comedy The Boss took 5th place, dropping 38% to gross $6.2 million and bring its total to just shy of $50 million in its third weekend.


In 6th, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice experienced a relatively small 39% dip when compared to its prior weekends. After five weekends out, BvS is still underperforming, with a domestic cumulative of $319.5 million. This is $90 million day-to-date behind our original comparison, The Dark Knight Rises, and even some $8.5 million behind new comparison Deadpool‘s own total the same weekend. Criminal dropped hard in its second weekend, taking 7th place with $3.1 million, bringing it’s total to $10.9 million. In 8th, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 hung on, falling only 36% for a take of $2.1 million and a total of $55 million. Indie action comedy Compadres took 9th with a $1.4 million opening, and Eye in the Sky followed in 10th with $1.2 million.

(Source: Starred figures are estimates. Figures represent numbers at time of writing, and may have changed.)

Parker Mills | Contributor

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