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'Jungle Book' Dominates Domestically While 'Captain America: Civil War' Explodes in Overseas Opening

It's another weekend on top for Disney's The Jungle Book as the live-action family feature dropped only 31% and made $20 million more than all three newcomers combined. As for said new releases, the kidnapped cat comedy Keanu led the pack over Mother's Day and Ratchet & Clank, though not a single one of them topped $10 million. Meanwhile, Captain America: Civil War led the charge overseas, bringing in a top 15, all-time international opening, though falling just shy of Avengers: Age of... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 01-May-16)

Update: 'Jungle Book' #1 Over Newcomers; 'Captain America: Civil War' Up To $84M Internationally

Saturday AM Update #2: A big focus this weekend is also on Captain America: Civil War, which opened yesterday in an additional 8 international markets to take the total number opened to date to 38 territories. The film continues to place at #1 in all markets as its three-day total is now $84 million, tracking on par with Avengers: Age of Ultron in the same suite of markets. New releases in key markets include $7.3 million in Mexico, #1 industry opening day of all-time beating Ultron's p... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 28-Apr-16)

'Jungle Book' Repeats, 'Huntsman' Falls On His Axe and 'Zootopia' Tops $900M Worldwide

The Jungle Book remained in first place in its second weekend by a large margin over the weekend runner up as it tripled the opening weekend for Universal's The Huntsman: Winter's War. Meanwhile, Pantelion's Compadres finished among the weekend top ten while Roadside's release of A Hologram for the King finds itself in a battle for tenth position. With an estimated $60.8 million, Disney's The Jungle Book dropped only 41.1%, the fourth smallest second weekend drop for a film that opened... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 24-Apr-16)

'Jungle Book' To Repeat at #1 Over 'The Huntsman: Winter's War'

(Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 21-Apr-16)

'Jungle Book' Opens with Massive $103 Million, Global Cume Tops $290M

Disney's The Jungle Book delivers the third $100+ million opener of 2016, two more than 2015 had at this point in the year and Captain America: Civil War is just around the corner. The weekend's two other new wide releases saw WB and MGM's Barbershop: The Next Cut finish second while Lionsgate's Criminal settled for a sixth place finish. Altogether, the weekend top twelve finished up 50.2% compared to last year and up 76.6% from last weekend. With an estimated $103.5 million opening, T... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 17-Apr-16)

AMC Will Not Allow Texting During Movies "in the Foreseeable Future"

The CEO of the theater chain had recently said he was open to exploring the idea of allowing texting at some theaters.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

'The Jungle Book': How Jon Favreau Juggled Walt Disney's Legacy and Digital Effects That Go Beyond 'Avatar'

For the latest incarnation of the Rudyard Kipling tale, the 'Iron Man' director breaks new ground in a $175 million film that creates believable animals that talk with the voices of Bill Murray and Christopher Walken. read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

How Demetri Martin Mixes Death Drawings, Deadpan One-Liners and Kevin Kline in His First Movie (Q&A)

The heartfelt dramedy 'Dean' -- premiering Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival -- marks the stand-up comedian's directorial debut and also stars Gillian Jacobs and Mary Steenburgen.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

'Rocky' Producer Irwin Winkler to Speak at Harvard

The veteran filmmaker will take part today in a discussion about the politics of film at the Kennedy School of Government.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

Cannes: Luxbox Picks Up Singapore's Un Certain Regard Contender 'Apprentice'

Version Originale Condor has already acquired French distribution rights to Boo Junfeng's second feature, which tells the story of a Singaporean executioner.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

Irrfan Khan On Why 'The Jungle Book' Has Resonated in India

The 'Jurassic World' actor voiced Baloo the bear in the Hindi dubbed version of the film, helping Jon Favreau's version of Rudyard Kipling's classic to the second highest opening ever for a Hollywood title in India.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

Tribeca: Jon Stewart Reveals "Serendipitous" Involvement in Syrian Refugee Doc

The former 'Daily Show' host made an appearance at the world premiere of 'After Spring,' which provides a close look at the lives of the residents of the world's second-largest refugee camp.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

'Magallanes,' 'Ixcanul' Top Premios Platino Shortlist

The Platinos, which are aiming to become the Latino Oscars, will air live on TNT Latin America on July 24. read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

Cannes: South Korea Rejoices as 'The Handmaiden' Is Selected to Compete for Palme d'Or

Park Chan-wook's lesbian thriller is the first Korean film in four years that will vie for the top prize, while 'Gokseong' and 'Train to Busan' will show in out-of-competition sections.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

Pokemon Movie Rights Bidding War as China's Legendary Makes Big Play for Japanese Property

Warner Bros. and Sony also are vying for the popular children's game property.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

DreamWorks Snaps Up 'Voyeur's Motel' for Sam Mendes to Direct

The project will be be based on the Gay Talese-penned article that ran in the April 11 issue of The New Yorker.read more (Movies 15-Apr-16)

Joan Edwards, Longtime Personal Assistant to John Travolta, Dies at 87

She worked with the actor for more than a decade and with pianist Roger Williams as well. read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

Cannes: Sundance Selects Nabs Two Competition Films Including Cristian Mungiu's 'Graduation'

The distributor also scooped up Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's 'The Unknown Girl.'read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

Will Ferrell Pitch Lands at Universal in 7-Figure Deal (Exclusive)

'Neighbors' writer Brendan O'Brien will pen the comedy about an escaped convict who teams up with an unlikely partner (Ferrell) to stop his girlfriend from getting married.read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

James Cameron's 'Avatar' Plans Get More Grandiose, But Will Audiences Care?

In a Marvel Cinematic Universe world, is 'Avatar' a relic?read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

Tribeca: Patti Smith Explains Why Acting "Is the Worst F—ing Job in the World"

During a Tribeca Film Festival talk, the rock legend and Ethan Hawke discussed how they measure success and what they love about Vincent D'Onofrio: "We should be giving awards to that guy!"read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

Tribeca: "Egyptian Jon Stewart" Bassem Youssef Talks 'Tickling Giants' Doc About Rise and Fall of Satirical Show

The heart surgeon-turned-comedian whose 'Al Bernameg' or 'The Show' became the most viewed series in the Middle East before he was forced to cancel it amid a political climate no longer accepting of satire, weighs in on whether Donald Trump is a threat to free speech in the U.S.read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

CinemaCon: Lionsgate Teaming With Amazon to Release Woody Allen's 'Cafe Society'

"A good robust theatrical run is good for everyone," Amazon Studios chief Roy Price told theater owners in Las Vegas hours after learning that five of his movies will play at the Cannes Film Festival. read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

Zooey Deschanel, Jeffrey Tambor Join DreamWorks Animation's 'Trolls'

Christine Baranski, John Cleese, Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick will also feature in the November release. read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

CinemaCon: James Cameron Announces Four 'Avatar' Sequels

Fox plans to release films starting Christmas 2018.read more (Movies 14-Apr-16)

Updated: 'Jungle Book' and 'Barbershop 3' Seek Strong Opening Weekends

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Melissa McCarthy's 'The Boss' Narrowly Tops 'Batman v Superman' for Weekend #1

Melissa McCarthy's The Boss and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are in a tight race for the weekend number one with a mere $45,000 giving the edge to The Boss based on estimates. Also opening this weekend, STX's Hardcore Henry fell short of expectations while Fox Searchlight's Demolition was all-too-apt a name for the Jake Gyllenhaal starrer as it managed to barely creep over a $1 million opening. Beginning with The Boss, its #1 finish is secondary to the proven star power of Meliss... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 10-Apr-16)

Can Melissa McCarthy Show 'Batman v Superman' Who's 'The Boss'?

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Melissa McCarthy's The Boss showed early signs of a solid weekend with $980,000 in Thursday night previews and that translated into a strong opening day, bringing in an estimated $8 million on Friday. As a result, Universal is projecting a neck-and-neck race for the #1 spot this weekend with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice as both films are likely to finish with $21+ million with rival studios projecting The Boss will top Batman v Superman by as much as $2 million wit... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 07-Apr-16)

'Batman v Superman' Drops Big While Crossing $680 Million Worldwide

The steep second weekend drop suffered by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will receive the bulk of attention this week and rightfully so as it is the fourth largest second weekend drop for a film that opened over $100 million. That said, the superhero feature maintained the #1 position and has now crossed $680 million worldwide. Meanwhile, Disney's Zootopia continued its impressive run while the weekend's widest new release, God's Not Dead 2, fell well short of its predecessor. Headi... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 03-Apr-16)

What Should We Expect from 'Batman v Superman's Second Weekend?

Saturday AM Update: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice takes a massive tumble compared to its opening day last weekend with an estimated $15.35 million Friday. That's an 81% drop from its opening day last Friday, which did include $27.7 million from Thursday previews, but even excluding those numbers you're looking at a 71.5% drop. Rival studios peg the film's second weekend dropping as much as 70%, resulting in a three day weekend around $50 million. Meanwhile, internationally the film... (Box Office Mojo - Top Stories 31-Mar-16)