April 29 – May 1 Box Office Results

This past weekend showed some crazy results at the box office!   First off, The Jungle Book continues to truck along.  Just counting its domestic earnings, it has exceeded its budget ($175 Million) in its 3rd weekend of release.  It’s a safe bet that it will no longer be in the number 1 spot after this coming weekend (May 6-8) with the release of Captain America: Civil War.  However, it will easily be at number 2 – meaning that Disney will have the number 1 and number 2 spots in the box office.

The even crazier thing to note about this weekend’s box office is just how close Keanu came to being in second place! The Huntsman: Winter’s War was able to stay in second place for the second weekend in a row, but only a difference of $166,076 separated 2nd and 3rd place!  I believe that if Keanu had been in just a few more theaters it may have taken that number 2 spot.  Check out the remaining top 5 results below!

No 1. The Jungle Book$46,714,706. Bringing its total gross in its 3nd weekend to $253,371,506.

No 2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War$9,453,224. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $34,215,325.

No 3. Keanu – $9,453,224 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Mother’s Day $8,369,184 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Barbershop: The Next Cut – $6,080,495. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $44,661,136.

I think most disappointing result that of the animated video game based movie, Ratchet & Clank. Which in its 1st weekend of release couldn’t even make it into the top 5.   It sits, sadly, in the number 7 position with only $4,869,278.  I can’t say that I’m at all shocked to see this; however, there is no way that Focus Features can be happy with the results.

And back to the subject of Keanu – some people say that its results are “poor” and are disappointing to Warner Bros. I have to disagree.  Keanu was the first feature film to star the comedy duo Key and Peele.  And while their movie didn’t result in a box office smash, I believe the studio got what they wanted so that they can feel safe making more movies with these guys.  The film only had a budget of $15 Million.  And it made most of that back in the first weekend of release.  In the next 2 to 3 weeks the film will have broken even or maybe even made the studio a little money.  This means we will definatly get more Key and Peele movies in the future!  This was more of an experiment of the studio to test the results.  And I believe the results proved that if they were to back another movie with a slightly bigger budget hiring on higher paid writers and directors with more of a marketing push (because let’s face it, what casual movie goer knew this was coming out) then it will be a comedy success.  I thought the movie was pretty funny myself.  And if you haven’t seen it you should check it out.

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