• The Jungle Book races to $20m after two weekends, Eddie The Eagle #2
#1 The Walt Disney 2016 version of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book will soon be well over $20m since the film totalled $19.60m after its second weekend to again rank #1 by quite a margin. The film’s second weekend haul was $5.80m which saw it record a second consecutive weekend screen average just over $10,000. The film remains on over 500 screens.
#2 Strong opening for Eddie The Eagle with $2.63m from 377 screens with a screen average of just under $7,000. That’s a great result for a movie about an English ski jumper from 1988 even if Hugh Jackman is amongst the cast.
#3 Zootopia has moved up from #4 in its sixth week on the chart with $1.68m on the weekend pushing its total over $26m.
#4 The Boss maintained a spot in the top five, although it dropped from #2 last week with ticket sales falling 26% to $1.58m.
#5 Divergent Series: Allegiant drops from #3 with a weekend take of $1.42m, a week-on-week drop of 32%. The action movie should pass $5m this week.
Of the other films in release, Kung Fu Panda has dropped out of the top 5, just, sitting at #6 with $787,000 on the weekend as its total gets ready to break above $13m.
Two movies on limited release over the ANZAC weekend were the US science fiction drama Midnight Special with $98,000 from 20 screens and the French drama Marguerite about amateur opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins with $73,000 from 27 screens.
Image: Eddie The Eagle