'The Jungle Book' Knocks 'Batman V Superman' Off the Top Spot of the Worldwide Box Office

Disney's The Jungle Book made a strong opening weekend, which allowed it to take over the number one spot from Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in the worldwide box office results for the weekend of April 17.

"Disney made it rumble in the jungle at the global box office this weekend as 'The Jungle Book' earns an amazing $240 million, including $103.6 million in its number one North America debut, making it the second largest April opening in history and the highest April opening for a PG-rated release," according to comScore's Senior Media Analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

"Internationally, following a successful opening last weekend in a handful of territories, the film enjoyed an estimated weekend of $136.1 million. including a great 3-day $50.3 million start in China. This puts the film at $290.967 million to date."

The film has been gathering very good reviews including a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The film takes a more realistic approach to the classic animated film and now dwarfs the original in popularity.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 17, are below.

1. Jungle Book, The - Disney - $239.7M
2. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Warner Bros. - $24.1M
3. Barbershop: The Next Cut - Warner Bros. - $20.2M
4. Zootopia - Disney - $19.0M
5.

Huntsman: Winter's War, The - Universal - $17.6M
6. Boss, The - Universal - $12.7M
7. London Has Fallen - Multiple - $9.3M
8. Criminal - Lionsgate - $7.8M
9.

Kung Fu Panda 3 - 20th Century Fox - $7.8M
10. 10 Cloverfield Lane - Paramount - $5.0M
11. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Universal - $4.6M
12. Divergent Series: Allegiant, The - Multiple - $4.3M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, April 17, are below.

1. Jungle Book, The - Disney - $103.6M
2. Barbershop: The Next Cut - Warner Bros. - $20.2M
3. Boss, The - Universal - $10.2M
4. Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice - Warner Bros. - $9.0M
5.

Zootopia - Disney - $8.2M
6. Criminal - Lionsgate - $5.8M
7. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - Universal - $3.3M
8. Miracles From Heaven - Sony - $1.9M
9.

God's Not Dead 2 - Pure Flix - $1.7M
10. Eye In The Sky - Bleecker Street - $1.6M
11. MET Opera: Roberto Devereux - Fathom Events - $1.5M
12. Hardcore Henry - STX Entertainment - $1.5M

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