Disney’s Jungle Cruise toppled competitors on it’s way to opening above trade expectations. The trades put it at around $25m to $30m but it easily topped that range for a opening of $34m.
1. JUNGLE CRUISE
Disney’s Jungle Cruise debuted in first place this weekend with an estimated $34 million. That represented the fourth largest opening weekend since the pandemic. Critical reviews for the film have been mixed, but have mostly been positive more than negative. The film looks to be going over better with audiences than it has with critics, as Jungle Cruise received a healthy A- rating on CinemaScore to go along with a strong 93% Verified Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes.
The film pulled in $27.6 million in 47 international markets, bringing its cumulative worldwide theatrical total to $61.8 million.
2. THE GREEN KNIGHT
The second-place finish tilted towards indie studio A24’s The Green Knight. The R-rated medieval fantasy starring Dev Patel bowed to $6.78 million at the US box office, where it scored a $2,431 per-screen average from 2,790 theaters.
After debuting in first place last weekend, Universal’s Old grossed an estimated $6.76M in its second weekend. The M. Night Shyamalan directed supernatural thriller dropped a sharp 60% from last weekend, as mixed word of mouth and new competition from all three of this weekend’s new wide releases clearly took a toll on the film.
Old has added another $17.9 million from international markets until now to bring its worldwide total to $48.5 million.
4. BLACK WIDOW
Disney’s Black Widow had a stable weekend, as the film dropped a respectable 45% to claim fourth place with an estimated $6.4 million. This weekend’s hold for the film was even more impressive as the film was playing in 890 fewer locations than the previous time frame. The 24-day total for Black Widow stands at $167 million.
Totals for Black Widow stand at $176.5 million internationally and $343.6 million globally.
Stillwater rounded out the weekend’s top five with $5.1 million bringing. The Tom McCarthy directed drama starring Matt Damon, Camille Cottin and Abigail Breslin debuted towards the high end of its modest pre-release expectations. The movie is yet to open in theaters overseas.