‘The Jungle Book’ makes record with $240m weekend

‘The Jungle Book’ makes record with $240m weekend

After a promising opening last week, The Jungle Book took charge of the worldwide box office this weekend with a terrific estimated $240m for $291m to date.

Overseas, it enjoyed a second weekend of $136.1m from its 49 territories for $187.4m to date. China led the way with a strong $50.3m to mark the third biggest live-action Disney opening of all time.

Other highlights included the third biggest opening of 2016 in the UK with $13.7m, the biggest opening for a Disney live action film (excluding Marvel) in Vietnam and a $7.7m debut in France. After two weeks in play in India, it’s the biggest Disney release of all time with $20.1m, which also ranks as the third biggest Hollywood release being only Furious 7 and Jurassic World.

Globally, it grossed $20.4m at IMAX cinemas, with 525 IMAX screens overseas contributing $10m. The Jungle Book swings into Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and New Zealand next weekend. Read more


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