The Jungle Book Wins its second weekend at the Box Office
With $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, Disney‘s The Jungle Book roared past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday, May 2, for a global total of $708.6 million. The Jungle Book is currently the #4 film of the year domestically, internationally, and globally and joins Zootopia to become Disney’s second 2016 release to cross the $700 million threshold.
Having surpassed the $600 million mark on April 29, The Jungle Book added more than $100 million to its global total last weekend thanks to outstanding holds in the U.S. and internationally. Domestically, it has remained the #1 film every day of its run and, in its third consecutive #1 weekend (April 29-May 1), posted the sixth-best third weekend of all time with $43.7 million. It debuted April 15 with $103.3 million, holding in its second weekend with $61.5M.
In China, the film has brought in $138.8 million to become Disney’s third-biggest release in the country, while in India, it is already the highest-grossing Hollywood release of all time with $34.4 million. Other top markets include the U.K. ($48M), Mexico ($19.9M) and France ($19.4M). The film opens in Korea on June 9 and in Japan on August 11.
Directed by Jon Favreau and featuring newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli surrounded by an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken, The Jungle Book enjoys a stellar 94% Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and an A CinemaScore.