Huntsman Misses Its Mark, Bombs

'Jungle Book' continues to roar
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 24, 2016 11:09 AM CDT
In this image released by Universal Pictures, Emily Blunt, left and Charlize Theron appear in a scene from "Huntsman: Winter's War."    (Giles Keyte)

(Newser) The Jungle Book remains king of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener The Huntsman: Winter's War by nearly $40 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. While The Jungle Book celebrates a $60.8 million weekend and a $191.5 million domestic total, The Huntsman sequel is flailing in second place amid poor reviews, notes USA Today. The Chris Hemsworth-led movie took in only $20.1 million against a production budget of $115 million in its first days in theaters. The first film earned $56.2 million in its debut in 2012 and went on to gross $396.6 million worldwide. Barbershop: The Next Cut landed in third place with $10.8 million in its second weekend in theaters. Zootopia and The Boss rounded out the top five, with $6.6 million and $6.1 million, respectively. (Read more box office stories.)

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