"The Jungle Book" barely batted an eye at the new competition in its second weekend in release. The reimagining of the classic Disney cartoon racked up another $60.8 million to bring its domestic total to $191 million. "The Huntsman: Winter's War" opened in over 3,700 theaters but failed to find an audience. The sequel to 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman" earned $20 million; the original film made more than $56 million in its first three days.
After earning $103 million in its debut weekend, "The Jungle Book" fell 41.1 percent in its second weekend, Box Office Mojo reported. The film, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Neel Sethi as Mowgli, currently sits at 94 percent fresh on film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. The film was also well-received by audiences, earning an "A" rating with CinemaScore. To date, the film has grossed $528.5 million worldwide.
"The Huntsman: Winter's War," starring Chris Hemsworth, was a critical and commercial flop. The film was rated 17 percent rotten on Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences were more receptive to the film with a "B+" CinemaScore.
Kristin Stewart did not reprise her role for the sequel, but even her name may not have been enough to topple "The Jungle Book." "Snow White and the Huntsman" had a global box office of $396.6 million, which was bolstered by $241.2 million in overseas ticket sales. Instead of returning to the Snow White character, "The Huntsman" focuses on the battle between sisters Ravenna (Charlize Theron) and Queen Freya (Emily Blunt). Jessica Chastain stars as Sara, a Huntsman and love interest to Hemsworth's Eric.
In third place for the weekend, with $10.8 million, was "Barbershop: The Next Cut." To date, the movie starring Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer and Regina Hall has earned $36 million at the domestic box office. "Zootopia" continued its strong performance with $8.8 million in its eighth weekend. The Disney animated film is nearing $1 billion worldwide having earned $907.1 million since its release. "The Boss," starring Melissa McCarthy, finished in fifth place with $6.6 million.