Jungle Book beats three new wide-release films

The $175 million live-action and computer-generated production, directed by Jon Favreau, has made $252.1 million domestically and $684.8 million worldwide.

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 under-promoted animated film landed at No. 7 with $4.8 million. In India, "The Jungle Book" has already become the highest-grossing Hollywood release of all time with $34.4 million.

Disney' "The Jungle Book" far outperformed initial expectations at the box office that pegged the film for a $70 million opening weekend. That was a whisker behind "The Huntsman: Winter's War", which limped its way to $9.4 million in its second disappointing week of release.

That film may have poached some ticket-buyers from Melissa McCarthy's The Boss, which dropped sixty-five percent in its third week, bringing its total to $5.6 million off 241 screens.

The three movies which premiered this weekend were Mother's Day, Keanu and finally Ratchet & Crank.

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The weak result is alleviated somewhat by the fact that the Warner Bros/New Line release cost a meager US$15 million to produce. With an ensemble cast including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, and Jason Sudeikis, it is the lowest grossing Marshall movie to date.

That could spell the end for director Garry Marshall's lucrative "throw a bunch of stars at a holiday" franchise - a collection of films that also encompassed "Valentine's Day" and "New Year's Eve". The film boasts an impressive 94 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes as well as an A CinemaScore from audiences.

The remaining 10 most-popular movies this weekend were "Mother's Day"(8.3 million dollars), "Barbershop: The Next Cut"(6.2 million), "Zootopia"(5 million), "Ratchet and Clank"(4.8 million), "The Boss"(4.3 million), "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (3.8 million) and "Criminal" (1.3 million).

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