‘Jungle Book’ still leads box office in North America

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Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Disney’s “The Jungle Book” continued to lead the box office in its second weekend after release. Universal’s “Huntsman: Winter’s War” opened in a far distant second place.

The 3D live-action computer animated film directed by Jon Favreau is estimated to take in $60 million in sales this weekend, dropping 41 percent from last weekend’s debut, reports Xinhua news agency.

“The Jungle Book” is quickly approaching the $200 million mark in North America with a massive 10-day gross of $191.5 million. Around the world, the movie has sold $528 million so far.

“‘The Jungle Book’ continues to wow audiences across the board and has enjoyed a perfect combination of great reviews, solid social media buzz and good old-fashioned word of mouth,” said movie industry analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

The Universal’s film “Huntsman: Winter’s War” finished in a distant second place with an estimated $20.1 million.

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” opened at 3,791 locations and received a solid “B+” rating from first night moviegoers on CinemaScore, but only has a 17 percent of positive rating from critics on RottenTomatoes.

–IANS

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