Box Office: 'The Jungle Book' Roars As 'The Huntsman' Misses The Mark

1. The Jungle Book- $60.8M/$191.4M
Disney's The Jungle Book was huge in its second weekend, slipping only 41% for a staggering $60.8M. Worldwide it has already hit $528M, and seems well on its way to being one of the top 2 or 3 grossing movies of the year. The only issue? Disney has Captain America: Civil War coming up which means they'll be cannibalizing one another a little bit, which is kind of an awesome problem to have.
2. The Huntsman: Winter's War (review here)- $20M
The chief complaint about Universal's The Huntsman: Winter's War is that it was totally unnecessary, a sequel to a $400M movie that most can barely remember. But that was in a much simpler time for building franchises when numbers like that seemed fantastic; now not so much. And so the unnecessary sequel opens more than 60% less than its predecessor with only $20M, this despite reeling in the likes of Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain to join the returning Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Apparently the loss of Kristen Stewart as the grim, armor-clad Snow White was a much bigger deal than expected. On the plus side, this one only cost about $115M, which isn't going to bad and is nearly matched when the $80M earned overseas is factored in. So this may not be an outright disaster, but maybe Universal should read the writing on the wall and let this snow melt away.
3. Barbershop: The Next Cut- $10.8M/$36M
4. Zootopia- $6.6M/$316.4M
Disney's other movie about talking animals has now hit $907M worldwide. Incredible.
5. The Boss- $6M/$49.5M
6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice- $5.5M/$319.5M
For all of the complaining and negative reviews, 'Batman v Superman' has powered its way to $851M, making it the 7th biggest superhero movie ever.
7. Criminal- $3.1M/$10.8M
8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2- $2.1M/$55.3M
9. Compadres- $1.3M
10. A Hologram for the King- $1.1M
Tom Hanks and Tom Tykwer's small-scale dramedy A Hologram for the King opened at only 401 theaters and earned $1.1M. This is one of Hanks' worst openings in his career, and it's a little weird to see him in a movie that nobody is talking about at all. Even Larry Crowne opened wider and performed better than this.