‘Jungle Book’ still leads box office in North America

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Disney’s “The Jungle Book” continued to lead the box office in its second weekend after release. Universal’s “Huntsman: Winter’s War” opened in a far distant second place.

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The 3D live-action computer animated film directed by Jon Favreau is estimated to take in $60 million in sales this weekend, dropping 41 percent from last weekend’s debut, reports Xinhua news agency.

“The Jungle Book” is quickly approaching the $200 million mark in North America with a massive 10-day gross of $191.5 million. Around the world, the movie has sold $528 million so far.

“‘The Jungle Book’ continues to wow audiences across the board and has enjoyed a perfect combination of great reviews, solid social media buzz and good old-fashioned word of mouth,” said movie industry analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

The Universal’s film “Huntsman: Winter’s War” finished in a distant second place with an estimated $20.1 million.

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” opened at 3,791 locations and received a solid “B+” rating from first night moviegoers on CinemaScore, but only has a 17 percent of positive rating from critics on RottenTomatoes.

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