The Jungle Book

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

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.

‘The Jungle Book’ Images Reveal Astonishing VFX Transformations

by Britt Hayes May 1, 2016 @ 11:54 AM
Although it’s grouped in with Disney’s recent slate of live-action remakes, The Jungle Book is made up almost entirely of CGI, with young Neel Sethi’s Mowgli serving as the only substantial “live-action” element. The studio has released a new series of photos that showcase the insane amount of work that went into the film’s impressive visual effects, and it might make you do a double-take.

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

by Jacob Hall April 24, 2016 @ 11:26 AM
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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

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.

Disney Is Already Planning ‘The Jungle Book 2’ With Jon Favreau in Talks to Return

by Britt Hayes April 11, 2016 @ 6:03 PM
Disney must feel pretty confident about The Jungle Book — Jon Favreau’s live-action / CGI retelling hits theaters on April 15, but early word-of-mouth is largely positive. And given Disney’s recent proven track record with live-action remakes of their popular classics, it sure does seem like The Jungle Book is on track to perform well at the box office. Just how well remains to be seen, but the studio is already developing a sequel with Favreau in talks to return.

‘The Jungle Book’ IMAX Trailer: Scarlett Johansson’s Kaa Tells Mowgli’s Origin Story

by Britt Hayes April 2, 2016 @ 12:21 PM
In one of The Jungle Book’s more inspired bits of casting, Scarlett Johansson voices the python Kaa, a character typically portrayed as male. Johansson's distinctive voice is perfect for the hypnotic snake, who lulls Mowgli into a precarious sense of ease as she recounts his origin story in this new IMAX trailer for Jon Favreau's re-telling of the classic tale.

‘The Jungle Book’ Debuts New Clips That Will Make You Hungry and Sad

by Britt Hayes March 28, 2016 @ 8:23 PM
Disney has released two new clips from The Jungle Book — one that will make you laugh as you reach for a snack, and another that will make you feel…some things. Let’s just get the emotional part of this out of the way up front so we can end on a more positive note, okay? Unless you feel particularly emotional about food, and in that case, feel free to reverse your viewing order.

‘The Jungle Book’ Clip Introduces You to Idris Elba’s Sinister Shere Khan

by Britt Hayes March 23, 2016 @ 6:50 PM
The CGI in Jon Favreau’s adaptation of The Jungle Book looks incredible — though it is a little strange to see the animals actually speak, as you can in the first clip from Disney’s epic new adventure. The sneak peek introduces us to the fearsome and ferocious tiger Shere Khan, voiced by Idris Elba, and while it’ll take some adjusting to hear these famous voices coming out of the mouths of gorgeous animals, Elba is inarguably the perfect voice for Khan.