The Jungle Book trounces The Huntsman at US box office
Published 24/04/2016 | 17:06
The Jungle Book remains king of the box office in its second weekend in US cinemas, beating new opener The Huntsman: Winter's War by nearly 40 million US dollars (£27.7m), according to studio estimates on Sunday.
While The Jungle Book celebrates a 60.8 million US dollar (£42.2m) weekend and a 191.5 million US dollar (£133m) domestic total, The Huntsman sequel is flailing in second place.
The movie starring Chris Hemsworth took in only 20.1 million US dollars (£14m) against a production budget of 115 million US dollars (£80m) in its first days in cinemas. The first film earned 56.2 million US dollars (£39m) in its debut in 2012 and went on to gross 396.6 million US dollars (£275m) worldwide.
Barbershop: The Next Cut landed in third place with 10.8 million US dollars (£7.5m) in its second weekend in cinemas. Zootopia and The Boss rounded out the top five with 6.6 million US dollars (£4.6m) and 6.1 million US dollars (£4,2m), respectively.