The Jungle Book Passes $900 Million At Worldwide Box Office


After scooping up $2.7 million in the U.S. and $7.5 million overseas this weekend, Disney's The Jungle Book swung past the $900 million mark at the worldwide box office.

It became the third Disney film this year to surpass the milestone, with Captain America: Civil War ($1,142.4 billion) and Zootopia ($1,006.9 billion) being the other two.

The Jungle Book's global total is $909.8 million. $557.2 million (61.2%) of that came from overseas, and that total pushed it past The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) for third-place at the 2016 foreign box office. $5.9 million of that came from South Korea, where it made its debut this weekend. It'll get another boost in two months when it opens in Japan on August 11.


Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling's timeless stories and inspired by Disney's classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who's been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Urged to abandon the only home he's ever known, Mowgli embarks on a captivating journey of self-discovery, guided by panther-turned-stern mentor Bagheera (voice of Ben Kingsley), and the free-spirited bear Baloo (voice of Bill Murray). Along the way, Mowgli encounters jungle creatures who don't exactly have his best interests at heart, including Kaa (voice of Scarlett Johansson), a python whose seductive voice and gaze hypnotizes the man-cub, and the smooth-talking King Louie (voice of Christopher Walken), who tries to coerce Mowgli into giving up the secret to the elusive and deadly red flower: fire. The all-star cast also includes Lupita Nyong'o as the voice of the fiercely protective mother wolf Raksha, and Giancarlo Esposito as the voice of wolf pack's alpha male Akela. The Jungle Book seamlessly blends live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments, using up-to-the-minute technology and storytelling techniques to immerse audiences in an enchanting and lush world.