Jungle Cruise Sails Into Lead at Theater Box Office

With Dwayne Johnson at the top of the ticket, his latest movie Disney’s Jungle Cruise takes the top spot at the box office with $34.2 million domestically at 4,310 theaters. Its global intake is more than $90 million globally that includes $27.6 million in the international box office and $30 million from Disney+ Premier Access.

The estimations are better than expected with analysts projecting for a $25 million opening and $65 million globally for Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

Even more impressive is with A24’s indie darling The Green Knight taking the second spot with $6.78 million in 2,790 theaters. The arthouse film stars Dev Patel as Sir Gawaine in the Arthurian tale. The pic is making a big push for awards season as it’s on a tight leash in theaters for less than three weeks before immediately heading to PVOD.

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Universal Pictures’ Old came in third place with $6.76 million in its second week with a nearly 60 percent drop. The total domestic gross at the domestic box office reached $30 million.

Marvel Studios’ Black Widow dropped one spot to fourth place at the domestic box office with $6.4 million, a drop of 44.6 percent from the previous weekend. Its domestic box office reached $167 million with a total worldwide gross of $344 million.

Lastly, in another victory for indie films, Focus Features’ Stillwater starring Matt Damon debut in fifth place with $5.12 million in 2,531 theaters. According to Focus Features, most of the theatrical ticket sales came from the South and the Midwest. The movie is partially set in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in which Damon’s character is an oil-rig worker.

For next week, Warner Brothers’ The Suicide Squad has a clear path to dominate the box office with the lack of any major studio competitors. The ensemble cast with John Cena, Idris Elba, Margot Robbie, and Joel Kinnaman hopes to put a new life at the box office and its DC comic films franchise.

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Gig Patta

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.

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