X

Jungle Book Scores a Wild Win

'Flat-out stunner' as movie soars to No. 2 April open with $103.6M
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2016 11:27 AM CDT
Jungle Book Scores a Wild Win
Shere Khan the tiger, voiced by Idris Elba, in a scene from "The Jungle Book."   (Disney via AP)

(Newser) Jungle Book ripped through the weekend box office like it was raised by a pack of wolves, taking in $103.6 million that USA Today notes "surpassed even wild expectations." The CGI film is playing well, with a 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an A on CinemaScore, and now the second-highest April opening ever. Still, "This is a flat-out stunner. No one expected that The Jungle Book would make this much, the projections just continued to build throughout the weekend," a comScore analyst says. "And this wasn't just playing for kids and families. It played to audiences across-the-board like an action-adventure." Barbershop: The Next Cut opened at No. 2 with $20.2 million, while Melissa McCarthy's The Boss slipped to No. 3 with $10.2 million. Batman v. Superman rang up $9 million. (Read more box office stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X