While Guns n Roses welcomed audiences to the jungle at Coachella this weekend, audiences flocked to The Jungle Book in theatres, giving it an excellent opening weekend. Here’s what went down:
The live action adaptation of the classic Disney’s The Jungle Book debut this weekend with an outstanding $103 million – the second biggest April opening ever, only surpassed by last year’s $147 for Furious 7. The reviews were solid and families clearly were enticed to check out director Jon Favreau’s latest film. The Jungle Book should be able to maintain its hold on the top spot for at least one more week, with only The Huntsman: Winter’s War the real film of note opening over the next few weekend’s.
As for the rest of the top five, Barbershop: The Next Cut had a solid though not spectacular debut with $20 million. The Boss dropped to third place with $10 million, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice landed in fourth with $9 million, while Zootopia closed things out in fifth with $8 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $95 million
2) Barbershop: The Next Cut – $21 million
3) The Boss – $15 million
4) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $8.9 million
5) Zootopia – $8.5 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $103 million
2) Barbershop: The Next Cut – $20 million
3) The Boss – $10 million
4) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice – $9 million
5) Zootopia – $8 million
As mentioned, next weekend sees the debut of The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!