This weekend sees just one wide domestic release: The Huntsman: Winter’s War, the sequel to the critically middling but financially successful Snow White and the Huntsman. This first installment won its opening weekend bout with a healthy $56.2 million, but I have a feeling this is the sequel no one asked for. With tepid reviews and healthy runs from films already in theaters, I don’t see The Huntsman taking the top spot in its opening weekend.
Instead, we will likely see The Jungle Book take a victory lap for the second weekend in a row.
Box Office: Weekend of 4/22/16
- The Jungle Book – $65 million
- The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $35 million
- Barbershop: The Next Cut – $13 million
- Zootopia – $5.5 million
- The Boss – $5 million
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—Alex Brannan (@TheAlexBrannan)