Disney is back at the box-office this week with “The Jungle Book,” the CGI and live-action adventure battles “Barbershop: The Next Cut” and “Criminal” in its opening weekend. In the limited release category, horror-thriller “Green Room” opened alongside “Sing Street,” while a few leftover favorites from last week still battle for a spot on the top-five.
Leading the pack this week is Disney’s “The Jungle Book” with $104M across 4,028 locations domestically. The film’s fantastic reception, both with critics and fans, have the studio planning a follow-up with same director. Disney’s “The Jungle Book” was directed by Jon Favreau, working off a script written by Justin Marks. The film is based on the original works of Rudyard Kipling. Neel Sethi stars in the film; while Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Wyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson lend their voices to the CGI cast.
Second place went to “Barbershop: The Next Cut” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film earned an impressive $20.2M over its debut weekend, opening across 2,661 locations. “Barbershop: The Next Cut” was directed by Malcolm D. Lee, working from a script written by Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver. The film stars Ice Cube, Regina Hall, Anthony Anderson, Nicki Minaj and Common.
Dropping from first to third this week was “The Boss” from Universal Pictures. The comedy brought-in just under $10.2M this weekend, which is almost a 57% drop from last week. The film remained at 3,495 locations. “The Boss” was directed by Ben Falcone, working from a screenplay that he co-wrote with Steve Mallory. Starring in the film are Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell and Peter Dinklage.
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” came in fourth-place overall on the domestic charts this week. The film, from Warner Bros. Pictures, earned $9M across 3,505 locations. “Batman vs Superman” was directed by Zack Snyder, working off a script written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer. Among the many stars of the action-film are Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot.
Disney managed to take the fifth spot on the domestic charts as well, the studio’s animated hit “Zootopia” earned $8.2M across 3,209 locations. “Zootopia” features the voice-talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons and Shakira.
Missing the top-five but worth mentioning is the new thriller “Criminal,” the film took six-place overall this week with $5.9M at the box-office. The film opened across 2,683 locations nationwide and supports a popular cast. “Criminal” was directed by Ariel Vromen, working off a script written by Douglas Cook and David Weinberg. The film stars Kevin Costner, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot.
At the specialty box-office “Green Room” from A24 found the most success. Opening in just three theaters this week the film managed to earn $91K. “Green Room” was written and directed by Jeremy Saulnier. The horror-thriller stars Anton Yeltsin, Imogen Poots and Alia Shawkat. The film also features Patrick Stewart.
“Sing Street” found moderate success in just five theaters this weekend. The drama earned almost $70K over its debut weekend. “Sing Street” was written and directed by John Carney. The film stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Aidan Gillen and Maria Doyle Kennedy.