Box Office Results: Keanu opens soft, Ratchet & Clank fails to connect
With Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” set to hit theaters later this week, new releases like “Keanu,” “Mother’s Day” and “Ratchet & Clank” have one-weekend to dominate the charts.
Despite their best efforts, none of the three major-releases were popular enough to topple “Disney’s The Jungle Book” from its number-one spot on the domestic charts. The latest live-action adaptation from Disney earned an additional $42.4M across 4,041 locations this week.
This was the third week in a row that the CGI/live-action film dominated the charts, Disney’s “Jungle Book” has now earned just under $253M domestically, all in just three-weeks. “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.
Coming in at second-place this weekend was “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” from Universal Pictures. The fantasy-action sequel earned an additional $9.4M at the box-office this weekend, a 52% drop from its already mediocre debut. “Huntsman” has earned only $35M since it released, still well-below the original film’s opening weekend of almost $55M. “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.
“Keanu” from Warner Bros. Pictures was the most successful new-release to hit theaters this week, the film made $9.35M domestically. The comedy opened across 2,658 locations, but only managed to reach third-place overall. “Keanu” was directed by Peter Atencio, the script was written by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens. Peele also stars in the film, along with Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish and Method Man.
“Mother’s Day” earned $8.3M across 3,035 locations this weekend, that was enough for the film to land in fourth-place overall. “Mother’s Day” was directed by Garry Marshall, the film was written by Tom Hines and Lily Hollander. Starring in the film are Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Shay Mitchell.
Dropping from third-place to fifth-place this weekend was “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” a comedy from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film only manage to bring in $6.1M across 2,310 locations. The film has earned now $44.7M since it was released three-weeks ago. “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.
Failing to reach the top-five this week was the new animated-comedy “Ratchet & Clank.” The film debuted to just $4.8M this weekend, far below the studio’s expectations. The film, which was based on the popular video-game franchise, came in eighth-place overall. “Ratchet & Clank” even failed to beat Disney’s “Zootopia,” which landed in seventh-place with $4.82M this weekend. “Ratchet and Clank” was directed by Kevin Munroe and Jericca Cleland, the film was written by T.J. Fixman and Kevin Munroe. The family-comedy features the voice work of James Arnold Taylor, David Kaye, Jim Ward and Bella Thorne. “Zootopia” features the voice-talents of Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba, Jenny Slate, Bonnie Hunt, J.K. Simmons and Shakira.