Disney's live-action The Jungle Book took the top spot at the U.S. box office pretty easily this weekend, earning $103.5 million in its first frame.
With a big $20 million opening for Barbershop: The Next Cut, that pushed last week's #1 and #2, The Boss and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, down to #3 and #4, respectively, with about $10 million and $9 million.
Rounding out the top five was Zootopia, with a hair over $8 million (see how I resisted the "hare" joke?).
With a $175 million reported budget and a huge $187 million over the first two weeks in release overseas, The Jungle Book is on pace to be Disney's second big hit of the year -- even if it's likely to have a lot of the wind taken out of its sales by its own stablemate when Disney's Captain America: Civil War hits theaters in May.
Dawn of Justice, meanwhile, continues to have a precipitous week-to-week fall at the U.S. box office while delivering enough overseas revenue to keep people talking. It passed $515 million and $825 global yesterday, beating out Spider-Man on the list of all-time comic book hits at the worldwide box office. With The Jungle Book scoring big, though, this is the first week since its release that Batman V Superman hasn't been the dominant narrative for box office analysts.0comments