This weekend, the Snow White spin off, The Huntsman: Winter's War, hit theaters but opened to majorly negative reviews, so how did it fair at the Box Office?
The Huntsman: Winter's War has been having a tonne of press this past week and contains four pretty big stars; Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt & Charlize Theron. The film currently only holds a 17% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I estimated the film to open at around $18-24 Million and it ended up doing $20 Million. When you take into consideration that this is a franchise picture with a $115 Million production budget, Universal can't be too happy, especially when you compare this to Snow White & The Huntsman's opening weekend total of $56.2 Million. The film did open overseas a couple of weeks ago and has already grossed $80 Million in the foreign markets, so the film is not a total bomb.
Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book remained in the #1 spot with a very impressive $60.8 Million in it's second week, dropping only 41.1% from last week. The reviews and word of mouth on The Jungle Book have been spectacular and it's appealing to a wide range of audiences. I wouldn't be surprised to see The Jungle Book in the #1 spot again next week. Disney are set to have a stellar year at the Box Office. Of course they entered 2016 with massive numbers with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Zootopia and now The Jungle Book and Disney's upcoming slate should be very successful; Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Alice Through The Looking Glass and The BFG.
Here is the official TOP 5 list at the U.S Box Office this past weekend, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
1)The Jungle Book - $60.8 Million, 2)The Huntsman: Winter's War - $20 Million, 3)Barbershop: The Next Cut - $10.8 Million, 4)Zootopia - $6.6 Million, 5)The Boss - $6 Million.
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice was in the #6 spot with only $5.5 Million, bringing it's current worldwide total to $851 Million, I doubt we'll see the film reach it's initial estimate of $1 Billion.
Tom Hanks' latest film, A Hologram For The King, opened to $1.2 Million in the #11 spot.
What did you head out to see over the weekend? Comment below or tell me on Twitter @JamesPorter97