Weekend Box Office: Casualties of War

Disney just can’t be stopped. Not only did ‘The Jungle Book’ stay at the top of the box office and devour Universal’s ‘Snow White’ spinoff, but ‘Zootopia’ crossed a huge milestone that ‘Jungle Book’ is also on track to hit.

The live action remake of ‘The Jungle Book‘ retained its #1 position by only falling 41% in its second week. With another $60.8 million, the film has grossed $191.4 million domestically over the last ten days. With another $175 million from overseas, it has a worldwide tally of $528.4 million.

The only new wide release of the weekend, the $115 million prequel/sequel to ‘Snow White and the Huntsman‘, was only able to do 1/3 of the business the original did. ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War‘ debuted to $20 million, while ‘Snow White’ opened to $56.2 million in 2012. ‘Winter’s War’ got a head start internationally, where it has pulled $80.2 million to date. If the international success keeps up, this might be one of those cases where the overseas numbers alone make the movie a financial hit. That will be critical for the studio because the movie is already doomed as a domestic flop.

Barbershop: The Next Cut‘ held over quite well in its second week. The sequel’s 46% decline resulted in $10.8 million and a third-place finish. Its ten-day total sits at $36 million.

While ‘Zootopia‘ finished in the #5 spot last week, it rose back up to #4 this week (its eighth) with its smallest week-over-week decline yet. Slipping a slight 19%, it collected another $6.6 million. The film’s domestic total now is now up to $316.4 million, but the worldwide total is even more notable. Thanks to the continued overseas success, ‘Zootopia’ has a global total of $907.1 million.

Melissa McCarthy’s ‘The Boss‘ may have been hit hard in its second week, but its third week slowed down to a 39% drop. The additional $6 million brings the R-rated comedy’s domestic box office up to $49.5 million.

The Lionsgate-distributed comedy from Mexico, ‘Compadres‘, had unexpected success from 368 locations. It opened in the #9 spot with $1.3 million.

The weekend’s bigger limited releases had a difficult time making traction with moviegoers.

Tom Hanks’ latest fish-out-of-water drama ‘A Hologram for the King‘ earned $1.2 million from 401 screens, giving it a per-screen average of $3,010. From 381 screens, ‘Elvis & Nixon‘ only scored $456,793 and a per-screen average of $1,199.

Debut numbers for the Nina Simone bio-pic ‘Nina’ have yet to be announced.

Top 10:

1. ‘The Jungle Book’ (Buena Vista) – $60,803,000

2. ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ (Universal) – $20,080,000

3. ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ (Warner Bros.) – $10,830,000

4. ‘Zootopia’ (Buena Vista) – $6,611,000

5. ‘The Boss’ (Universal) – $6,080,000

6. ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice’ (Warner Bros.) – $5,520,000

7. ‘Criminal’ (Lionsgate) – $3,100,000

8. ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ (Universal) – $2,100,000

9. ‘Compadres’ (Pentalion) – $1,350,000

10. ‘Eye in the Sky’ (Bleecker Street) – $1,214,963

1 comment

  1. William Henley

    I’m just curious, and I could not find the information on Box Office Mojo – Warner Brothers rereleased Purple Rain (1984) in limited release. At the theaters it showed at, it was in their biggest auditoriums, and shows were selling out (we actually had to change theaters and showtimes to be able to get in). However, I can’t seem to find any earning numbers on it _ BOM doesn’t have the movie listed at all here – http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/?yr=2016&wknd=17&p=.htm (interesting that there is a movie on there that earned $36 this past weekend!) and the last reported earnings date for the movie is from 1984. So I am just curious if WB released any earnings data on this limited release.

    Also, just curious if Fathom Events releases earning information.

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