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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Jungle Book’ Is King of the Box Office Jungle Once Again

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by Jacob Hall May 1, 2016 @ 1:52 PM
For the third weekend in a row, The Jungle Book dominated the box office, taking the top spot and making it look easy. It’s been a fairly astonishing run for a movie that felt like a big question mark a few months ago, but this is what the combination of spectacle, strong reviews, and strong word-of-mouth brings you. While this weekend was ultimately all about Jon Favreau’s big-budget take on Rudyard Kipling’s beloved stories, there were a few other new releases. But as you could have guessed, Keanu, Mother’s Day, and Ratchet and Clank didn’t do solid enough business to warrant mention in the headline.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Jungle Book’ Defeats ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’

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by Jacob Hall April 24, 2016 @ 11:26 AM
Giles Keyte
After last week’s stellar opening, it was clear that The Jungle Book was going to hold on to the number one spot at the box office this weekend. However, it wasn’t clear that it would spell complete and total doom for the weekend’s other new release, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which debuted with very disappointing numbers in second place.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Jungle Book’ Roars Into First Place

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by Jacob Hall April 17, 2016 @ 11:59 AM
The Jungle Book was destined to take the number one spot at the box office this weekend. However, the early estimates were off by, oh, $20 million or so. Jon Favreau’s reimagining of this beloved story exceeded all financial expectations. Buoyed by strong reviews and positive word of mouth, the film had the second biggest April opening of all time, topped only by last year’s Furious 7.

Weekend Box Office Report: Melissa McCarthy Shows ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Who’s ‘The Boss’

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by Jacob Hall April 10, 2016 @ 11:43 AM
In most of these Weekend Box Office Reports, it’s clear who the victor will be. Even when the early estimates are a little off and the numbers shift between now and Monday, the basic layout of the top 10 is generally pretty accurate. But this week is a real race and the top two films are neck and neck, and we won’t know who will actually win this thing until tomorrow. But right now, early estimates have Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy The Boss barely edging out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by less than $50,000. That’s crazy and, whether it actually claims the top spot tomorrow or not, very bad for Batman v Superman.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Simultaneously Conquers, Flounders at Box Office

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by Charles Bramesco April 4, 2016 @ 10:29 AM
Warner Bros.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Batman vs. Superman at the very least occupies an interesting space in the pop-cultural landscape: a polarizing film loathed by critics but fiercely defended by a cult fanbase while simultaneously achieving...

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Takes a Big Stumble

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by Jacob Hall April 3, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held on to the number one spot at the box office this weekend, but it sure wasn’t pretty. Zack Snyder’s superhero showdown took a jaw-dropping tumble and if any other studio had decided to release a major film this weekend, it probably would have sunk to second place. This film is already proving to be a fascinating case study in marketing versus word of mouth: one earns you an opening weekend while the other gives you legs.

The One Box-Office Record ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Didn’t Want to Break

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by Mike Sampson March 28, 2016 @ 4:05 PM
Warner Bros.
Batman vs. Superman made a lot of money over its opening weekend. Even after it was adjusted slightly (after the final numbers came in, it brought in $166.1 million compared to the originally reported $170.1 million), Batman vs. Superman still...

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Makes All of the Money in the World, But Is It Enough?

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by Jacob Hall March 27, 2016 @ 11:16 AM
Warner Bros.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was never not going to have an enormous opening weekend. Toxic reviews and mixed word of mouth mean nothing next to hype — that title alone guaranteed a record-breaking start. And right now, Zack Snyder’s superhero epic does look like a gigantic hit. However, this weekend is really all about the trailers and posters and Warner Bros.’ omnipresent marketing. The real challenge will be next weekend, when the film’s legs will be properly tested.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Zootopia’ Defends Its Perch Against ‘Allegiant’

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by Jacob Hall March 20, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
Pardon the pun, but Zootopia is a beast. Disney Animation’s new film held on to the number one spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row and made it look easy. Not even Allegiant, the third film in the Divergent series, could topple it. Could the film end up pulling Frozen numbers? Maybe. Possibly. We’ll have to see how strong it stands in the face of a couple of superheroes.