Box Office Results: Huntsman: Winter’s War no match for Jungle Book
It was as very popular weekend at the specialty box-office, with Tom Hanks’ film “A Hologram for the King,” and “Compadres” both releasing to a limited number of theaters. Despite being the only new major-release this weekend, “Huntsman: Winter’s War” stopped short of reaching number-one at the domestic box-office. losing out to Jungle Book.
Taking the top-spot for the second-week in a row was Disney’s “The Jungle Book” live-adaptation. The film earned $60.8M domestically, remaining in 4,208 theaters. The film has now grossed over $191.4M in just two-weeks and was very well received by both critics and fans. 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.
In second-place this week was Universal’s “Huntsman: Winter’s War,” the film only managed to gross $20M despite opening across 3,791 locations across the country. “Huntsman: Winter’s War” was directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, working off a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin. Starring in the action-adventure are Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt.
Dropping from second-place to third-place this week was the Warner Bros. comedy “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” which earned an additional $10.83M this weekend. The film remained in 2,676 locations this week and the film has now earned just over $36M. “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.
Disney’s animated hit “Zootopia” managed to remain in the top-five for another week, hanging on to fourth-place overall with $6.6M this weekend. Now in it’s eighth-week in theaters, the comedy has grossed over $316.4M for the studio. “Zootopia” features the voice-talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons and Shakira.
Universal’s “The Boss” sinks to fifth-place at the domestic box-office this week with $6.1M domestically. That raises the film’s running total to over $49.5M in three-weeks. “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.
This marks the first week that “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” failed to make the top-five. The Warner Bros. film ranked sixth overall, bringing in just $5.52M over the weekend.
At the specialty box-office “Compadres” pulled-in $1.35M at just 368 locations. “Compadres” was directed by Enrique Begne, who also co-wrote the script with Ted Perkins. The film stars Omar Chaparro and Joey Morgan.
“A Hologram for the King” managed to make $1.175M at 401 locations this weekend. “A Hologram for the King” was directed by Tom Tykwer, the screenplay was written by Tom Tyker and the film was based on the original novel written by Dave Eggers. The film stars Tom Hanks, Alexander Black and Sarita Choudhury.