The Jungle Book rules Box Office – impressive $103.6 million opening


One of the most anticipated live-action remakes is “Beauty and the Beast” staring Emma Watson as Belle.

The jungle book rocks the box office world.

Maybe a big part of The Jungle Book coming out as a big victor in ticket sales is that it won over the audience, being rated as 95 percent “Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. “With no other major family movies opening for the next few weeks, the film appears well positioned to ride positive word of mouth to strong grosses in the weeks to come”, he writes.

The Jungle Book sets a new standard for CGI animals.

The live-action/CGI update of the 1967 animated classic accounted for about 49% of all tickets sold in China in the seven days ending Sunday, according to data from film industry consulting firm Artisan Gateway. This movie collected a little over $ 20 Million over the weekend. Starring newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Hollywood heavyweights Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba provide the voices of Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Shere Khan the tiger.

To boost Hispanic turnout, the company secured a five-week partnership with Univision that saw “The Jungle Book” integrated into several facets of the network’s broadcasts, including sports, news and telenovelas. The third film in the Barbershop series racked up a sterling $US20.2 million ($26.35 million) from 2661 locations. Costner’s turn as a brain-damaged criminal injected with the memories of a dead Central Intelligence Agency agent (Ryan Reynolds) didn’t play well with critics, who gave it a 26% RottenTomatoes score. It cost just north of $US30 million ($39.13 million) to produce.

Barbershop: The Next Cut, the third comedy in the Barbershop franchise, made its debut in second place with $20.2 million. It follows the story of a business icon whose career is derailed by insider trading.

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