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Box Office: ‘The Jungle Book’ repeats while ‘Huntsman’ struggles

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After earning the second largest April opening of all time last weekend, Disney’s The Jungle Book holds in first with an outstanding $61.5 million.

The Jon Favreau (Iron Man) directed film has become the fifth-highest grossing film of the year as it nears a worldwide gross of $530 million.

The success of the film has even made Warner Brothers to push back their own adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling novel, Jungle Book: Origins, a film that bolstered such talent as Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and director Andy Serkis.

Opening in second is the Universal-produced prequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War with a take of $19.4 million.

The $115 million film follows on the heels of its predecessor, 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, which opened with $56 million.

Universal is counting on overseas sales to keep the film afloat as it earned an additional $32 million from foreign markets.

Dropping to third is Barbershop: The Next Cut with a weekend total of $10.5 million.

The third film in the Barbershop franchise has been receiving plenty of praise from critics and movie-goers alike.

The Warner Brothers comedy has generated $36 million in its two weeks of release, with many experts expecting the film to top out around a respectable $50 million to $60 million.

Hopping into fourth is Disney’s Zootopia with a take of $6.5 million in its eighth weekend in release.

The animated hit has now passed the $900 million worldwide mark, with the film opening in Japan later this week.

Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, The Boss, dropped from third to fifth with a weekend take of $6.2 million.

The film, directed by Melissa McCarthy’s real-life husband Ben Falcone, has managed a respectable $49.5 million off of a reported $29 million budget.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finishes in sixth with a weekend gross of $5.5 million.

The divisive film has managed to gross of $850 million worldwide since its release five weeks ago.

In seventh this week is Criminal with a take of $3.1 million weekend.

The star-studded production has struggled to find an audience as moviegoers passed on the thriller.

In eighth is the romantic-comedy My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with a weekend take of $2 million in its fifth weekend of release.

The Universal-produced comedy has managed to gross a very respectable worldwide gross of $82 million.

Two independent films battled it out for the last two spots in the top ten, with a new release taking the ninth spot.

Premiering in ninth is the independent production Compadres from Lionsgate and Pantelion with a take of $1.3 million.

The bilingual film managed the sum from a meager 368 theaters, beating out tenth place finisher Eye in the Sky and its $1.2 million weekend.

Here is a list of the top ten films and their grosses for the weekend of April 22 provided by Box Office Mojo:

  1. The Jungle Book
    • $61,538,821
  2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War
    • $19,445,035
  3. Barbershop: The Next Cut
    • $10,518,254
  4. Zootopia
    • $6,579,545
  5. The Boss
    • $6,228,205
  6. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    • $5,520,033
  7. Criminal
    • $3,116,777
  8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
    • $2,096,025
  9. Compadres
    • $1,397,434
  10. Eye in the Sky
    • $1,204,335

The fifth and final weekend of April brings three new releases into the busy domestic market.

The minds behind the cult favorite series Key & Peele, bring their zany humor to the big screen with the farcical tale of getting back a kitten from a drug dealer in Keanu.

The latest in director Gary Marshall’s holiday-based films, Mother’s Day, is set to hit theaters this weekend.

An adaptation of a successful video game, Ratchet & Clank, follows the titular hero Ratchet as he teams up with a defective war bot Clank to stop the evil Chairman Drek from destroying planets and collecting their resources.

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