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‘Jungle Cruise’ Sails Atop Box Office Despite COVID Concerns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regardless of rising considerations over the delta variant, “Jungle Cruise” nonetheless drew moviegoers out to theaters through the movie’s opening weekend to sail atop the North American field workplace.

The Disney movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt exceeded expectations by pulling in additional than $34.1 million over the weekend. The journey film was estimated to open with round $25 million to $30 million domestically, however it outpaced these numbers regardless of the surge within the coronavirus instances.

Globally, “Jungle Cruise” introduced in a complete with $90 million, together with $27.6 million within the worldwide field workplace and greater than $30 million from Disney Plus.

“Jungle Cruise” additionally earned 5 instances greater than “The Inexperienced Knight,” which got here in at No. 2 with $6.78 million. The A24 movie starring Dev Patel barely edged M. Evening Shyamalan’s “Outdated,” which had $6.76 million after scoring the highest spot final weekend. 

“Black Widow” positioned fourth after a previous week of turmoil between Disney and the movie’s lead, Scarlett Johansson. The actor sued the studio over the movie’s streaming launch, which she stated breached her contract and disadvantaged her of potential earnings.

Disney responded to Johansson’s declare saying she acquired $20 million in compensation and that she benefited from the Disney Plus’s income.

Matt Damon’s “Stillwater” opened at No. 5 with $5.1 million however confronted criticism as properly. The drama movie was blasted by Amanda Knox, who spoke out final week about her identify being related to the brand new film, saying any connection rips off her story together with her consent on the “expense of my popularity.”

Knox referred to as out the movie’s director Tom McCarthy in a sequence of tweets for utilizing her identify to advertise the film.

“House Jam: A New Legacy” has progressively dropped to No. 6 after going No. 1 two weeks in the past. “Snake Eyes” fell to seventh after the movie starring Henry Golding because the warrior-in-training debuted No. 2 final week.

“F9: The Quick Saga” positioned eighth on the field workplace. The movie pulled in $2.6 million and totaled greater than $168 million domestically after six weeks.

“Escape Room: Match of Champions” and “The Boss Child: Household Enterprise” rounded out the highest 10.



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