The Jungle Book demolishes Huntsman at box office

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The Jungle Book may be finishing its second weekend in theaters, but there’s no denying its momentum; it pulled in $60.8 million across the United States, leaving The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which only earned $20 million, in the dust on its opening weekend. Internationally, the story isn’t much different with The Jungle Book earning a reported additional $96 million worldwide over the weekend and The Huntsman only earning $80 million total in international markets despite having been released weeks earlier.

It’s bad news for the Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron, and Emily Blunt film, which cost the studio a reported $115 million to make. 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman grossed over $56 million in its opening weekend in the United States, showing a marked decline for the series. While it’s more than likely that the film will still break even, considering they’re earned $100 million so far, it looks like it certainly won’t be the profit generator that Universal Pictures had hoped for. However, reviews of the film have been mediocre at best, so while the studio is apparently hopeful that word of mouth will help increase their box office, it doesn’t seem likely.

Jungle Book, on the other hand, is already the fourth highest-grossing film of the year, behind Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Zootopia.

Did you see Jungle Book or The Huntsman: Winter’s War last weekend? Let us know what you thought in the comments!

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