Box Office: “Jungle Book” devours “Huntsman,” “Barbershop” gets clipped

It’s shaping up as another epic weekend for Disney’s latest take on “The Jungle Book.” The Jon Favreau-directed blockbuster looks to haul in another $62-64 million, based on a big Friday turnout. Saturdays are always the big days for kids’ films, so we will see what we see.

The slightly (ever so) more adult “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is opening in the very low $20s. Not a complete dud, but based on costs, maybe it is. It’ll never reach $40 in the U.S., based on that and with summer blockbusters rolling down the pike. The bad reviews aren’t helping. 

“Barbershop: The Next Cut” dropped over 53% in its second weekend. Little competition in the African American comedy arena is helping this generously reviewed farce. It will be over $35 by Monday, and could end up making more than “Huntsman.”

But not nearly as much as “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” which will clear $60 by late next week.

“Miracles from Heaven” is (slowly) burying “God’s Not Dead 2.”

“Elvis & Nixon” is doing weak business on over 380 screens.

“A Hologram for the King” suggests that Tom Hanks’ comedy career is pretty much over. Prestige pictures, Oscar contenders, dramas with Spielberg. He’ll still work, but he can’t open a comedy any more. “Hologram” isn’t cracking the Top Eleven.


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