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“Jungle Book” Tops $100M, Wins Weekend Box Office; “Barbershop: The Next Cut” Takes #2

The Jungle Book [Disney Pictures]

Everyone who remotely follows the US box office knew “The Jungle Book” would be the weekend’s #1 film.

Few expected to perform as impressively as it did.

The critically acclaimed release earned an estimated $103.6 million this weekend. Comfortably ahead of expectations, the tally also positions “The Jungle Book” comfortably ahead of the pack.

Fellow newcomer “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” which takes #2, trails distantly with $20.2 million.

A second weekend gross of $10.2 million slots “The Boss” at #3, while “Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice” slips to #4 with $9.0 million.

“Zootopia” grabs fifth place — and crosses the $300 million cumulative mark — with $8.2 million in weekend receipts.

“Criminal,” the weekend’s only other major new release, takes sixth with $5.9 million.


Written by Dolph Malone

Dolph Malone is a senior editor for Headline Planet and a key contributor to the music and television sectors of the publication.

An avid pop culture spectator, Dolph also helms Headline Planet's social media reporting. He, specifically, covers entertainment stories that are breaking in the key social networks.

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