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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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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 24, 2016, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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