‘The Jungle Book’ Swings Past $130M Mark After Leading Thursday with $5.58M

Disney’s The Jungle Book took in $5.58 million on Thursday to easily lead the daily box office for a seventh consecutive day.  The 3D live-action computer animated hybrid directed by Jon Favreau declined 5 percent from Wednesday.  The Jungle Book was the week’s top film with a stronger than expected seven-day start of $130.67 million.  The film is running a very impressive 27 percent ahead of the $102.80 million seven-day gross of 2013’s Oz: The Great and Powerful (which was unchanged on its first Thursday to gross $5.13 million) and going forward is likely to hold up significantly better in comparison thanks to strong word of mouth.

Overseas, The Jungle Book took in an estimated $14.0 million on Thursday.  The film has now grossed $246.7 million overseas and $377.4 million globally.  Key overseas grosses to date by territory include $68.3 million in China, $25.5 million in India, $19.3 million in the United Kingdom and $15.8 million in Russia.

Barbershop: The Next Cut rounded out its first week of release with a second place take of $1.04 million.  The Ice Cube led comedy sequel from Warner Bros., New Line and MGM increased an encouraging 3 percent over Wednesday.  Barbershop: The Next Cut placed in second for the week with a seven-day start of $25.20 million.  The film is running in line with expectations and 11.5 percent behind the $28.47 million seven-day take of 2004’s Barbershop 2: Back in Business (which increased 11 percent on its first Thursday to gross $1.00 million).

Universal’s The Boss grossed $0.744 million to hold steady in third.  The Melissa McCarthy led R-rated comedy declined 3 percent from Wednesday and a solid 40 percent from last Thursday.  The Boss placed in third for the week with $13.25 million.  That represented a sharp 56 percent decline from the film’s opening week performance and brings the film’s two-week total to $43.43 million.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $0.600 million to remain in fourth place.  Warner’s blockbuster 3D superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was unchanged from Wednesday and down 46 percent from last Thursday.  Batman v Superman finished in fourth for the week with $11.68 million.  The film was down a very sharp 60 percent from the previous week and has grossed $313.98 million in four weeks.

Fellow blockbuster Zootopia rounded out the day’s unchanged top five with $0.566 million.  The 3D computer animated film from Disney was up 1 percent over Wednesday and down a very slim 16 percent from last Thursday.  Zootopia finished in fifth for the week with $10.58 million.  The film was down 40 percent from the previous frame and has grossed an exceptional $309.82 million in seven weeks.

Daily box office grosses for Thursday, April 21, 2016:

Wide (1000+)

# Title Gross % Locations Average Total Week Distributor
1 The Jungle Book (2016) $5,580,012 -5% 4,028 $1,385 $130,674,426 1 Disney
2 Barbershop: The Next Cut $1,040,110 3% 2,661 $391 $25,201,492 1 Warner Bros. / New Line
3 The Boss $743,695 -3% 3,495 15 $213 $43,428,205 2 Universal
4 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $600,117 0% 3,505 -597 $171 $313,981,603 4 Warner Bros.
5 Zootopia $565,657 1% 3,209 -235 $176 $309,824,606 7 Disney
6 Criminal (2016) $412,663 -8% 2,683 $154 $7,764,486 1 Lionsgate / Summit
7 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $275,135 -3% 2,297 -730 $120 $53,274,740 4 Universal
8 Miracles from Heaven $165,321 -1% 2,082 -701 $79 $57,685,786 5 Sony / Columbia
9 Hardcore Henry $128,741 -14% 3,015 0 $43 $8,731,805 2 STX Entertainment
10 10 Cloverfield Lane $86,873 -6% 1,085 -801 $80 $70,174,751 6 Paramount
11 The Divergent Series: Allegiant $82,444 -9% 1,484 -1019 $56 $64,403,316 5 Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

# Title Gross % Locations Average Total Week Distributor
1 Hello, My Name Is Doris $105,767 0% 652 -327 $162 $11,327,711 6 Roadside Attractions
2 Deadpool $90,222 3% 791 -644 $114 $360,451,943 10 Fox
3 Midnight Special $50,099 1% 521 28 $96 $3,318,083 5 Warner Bros.
4 Everybody Wants Some!! $38,854 -7% 134 71 $290 $1,693,247 3 Paramount
5 Meet the Blacks $35,988 -18% 584 -423 $62 $8,536,135 3 Freestyle Releasing
6 Demolition $33,511 -9% 862 8 $39 $1,978,592 2 Fox Searchlight
7 London Has Fallen $29,513 0% 436 -478 $68 $61,529,687 7 Focus / Gramercy
8 The Revenant (2015) $19,520 3% 222 -64 $88 $183,307,381 17 Fox
9 Kung Fu Panda 3 $16,478 8% 293 -48 $56 $141,380,195 12 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot $13,909 8% 223 -54 $62 $22,976,450 7 Paramount
11 Gods of Egypt $8,539 1% 163 -31 $52 $30,918,053 8 Lionsgate / Summit
12 Spotlight $7,634 10% 103 -9 $74 $44,836,650 24 Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

# Title Gross % Locations Average Total Week Distributor
1 April and the Extraordinary World $5,609 12% 27 14 $208 $158,390 4 GKIDS
2 The Hateful Eight $5,168 20% 23 -43 $225 $54,114,372 17 Weinstein Company
3 Sing Street $5,076 -20% 5 $1,015 $84,958 1 Weinstein Company
4 Eddie the Eagle $4,407 11% 94 -34 $47 $15,651,609 8 Fox
5 Race (2016) $3,797 1% 90 17 $42 $19,115,191 9 Focus
6 Louder Than Bombs $2,428 -13% 15 11 $162 $64,568 2 The Orchard
7 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip $2,315 22% 59 -21 $39 $85,833,731 18 Fox
8 The Young Messiah $1,874 11% 55 14 $34 $6,469,813 6 Focus
9 The Perfect Match $1,278 -23% 60 -93 $21 $9,634,413 6 Lionsgate / Codeblack Films
10 Only Yesterday (2016 re-issue) $744 2 -10 $372 $453,239 16 GKIDS
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