The Huntsman seeks to chop down The Jungle Book at the box office

It may not be summer yet, but it’s starting to feel that way at the box office, as big name movies are being rolled out in hopes of avoiding the glut of huge summer flicks. Will this weekend’s new release find an audience or will it get lost in the jungle? Here’s our prediction:


The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a sequel/prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman, which made $156 million when it was released back in 2012. While Kristen Stewart is absent, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron are returning, along with new co-stars Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. The biggest problem facing this film, apart from lacklustre reviews, is that Chris Hemsworth simply cannot open a film. He’s entertaining and well-liked, but unless he’s wielding Mjolnir, the guy is better in supporting roles, as I’m guessing we’ll see this summer in Ghostbusters. Look for a second place debut with $20 million for The Huntsman: Winter’s War.

As for the rest of the top five, Disney’s The Jungle Book should continue to be the choice for audiences this week. Look for it to hold on to the top spot with $60 million. Barbershop: The Next Cut will grab third place with $10 million, with Zootopia right behind it in fourth place with $8 million. The Boss will close things out in fifth place with $5 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $60 million
2) The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $20 million
3) Barbershop: The Next Cut – $10 million
4) Zootopia – $8 million
5) The Boss – $5 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!


About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on April 22, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I liked it better the first time I saw it. When it was called Frozen.

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