Most awaited animated movie of the year from Disney’s remake of “The Jungle Book” annihilate the competition at the box office on its opening weekend, grossing $103.6 million according to reports showed on Sunday.
This movie uses computer technology which wizardry bring life to the characters from Rudyard Kipling’s classic stories about a boy named Mowgli, who is raised by animals.
In this movies cast depends on newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli, Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley and Idris Elba provide the voices of Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Shere Khan, the tiger.
It was the third biggest debut of the year, after two giants super-hero movies “Batman v Superman” ($166 million) and “Deadpool” ($132 million).
Barbershop: The Next Cut, another movie in the comedy franchise, remained second in its debut with $20.2 million, according to estimates.
Featuring Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer, the movie centers around the personalities in a barbershop who try to stop the violence plaguing their South Chicago neighborhood.
Another comedy movie “The Boss” slipped to third place after its second week in theaters, taking $10.2 million over the weekend, lifting its total domestic take to $40.4 million.
Starring Melissa McCarthy in “The Boss” tells the story of a billionaire who emerges penniless from a spell in jail for insider trading and is forced to move in with a former employee.
The biggest starter of the year “Batman v Superman,” featuring Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman both as the iconic superheroes, was in fourth place, grossing $9 million for an overall take of $311.3 million after four weeks.
Animated Disney family film “Zootopia,” about an intrepid rabbit police officer who works with a fox to solve a crime in the animal kingdom, slipped from third to fifth.It earned $8.2 million over the weekend for an overall gross of $307.5 million after seven weeks.