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“Jungle Book” Easily Stays #1 At Box Office; “Huntsman: Winter’s War” Disappoints

The Jungle Book [Disney Pictures]

While few expected “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” to dethrone “The Jungle Book” at the weekend US box office, many anticipated a much closer race.

The actual race was a blowout, with the second weekend take for “The Jungle Book” tripling the opening weekend haul for “The Huntsman.”

The former earned an estimated $60.8 million; the latter grossed a disappointing $20.1 million.

“Barbershop: The Next Cut,” last week’s #2 film, slips to #3 this weekend with $10.8 million. “Zootopia” takes #4 (+1) with $6.6 million, while “The Boss” earns #5 (-2) on the strength of $6.1 million.

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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.

Contact Dolph at dolph.malone[at]headlineplanet.com.

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