The Huntsman misses the mark this weekend at the box office

It was a fairly uneventful weekend at the box office, as the new release that eyes were on failed to take hold. Here’s what went down:

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For the second weekend in a row, Disney’s The Jungle Book ruled the box office, bringing in an estimated $60 million to raise its two week total to an excellent $190 million. The film should hold strong for at least one more weekend before the arrival of Captain America: Civil War

As for the rest of the top five, The Huntsman: Winter’s War had a lacklustre opening weekend, bringing in an estimated $19.5 million. Prequel’s often don’t do well, and that’s very much what this film is. Plus, as previously mentioned, Chris Hemsworth, while a great actor and always entertaining, just can’t open a film unless he’s play Thor.

In third place was Barbershop: The Next Cut with $11 million, with Zootopia landing in fourth place with $6.6 million. Boss closed things our in fifth with $6.2 million.

So, to recap, here were 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

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $60 million
2) The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $19.5 million
3) Barbershop: The Next Cut – $11 million
4) Zootopia – $6.6 million
5) The Boss – $6.2 million

Next weekend sees the release of Keanu, Ratchet and Clank and Mother’s Day. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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