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Box office report: Jungle Book easily bests Huntsman: Winter’s War

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Charlize Theron’s evil queen was no match for the king of the jungle.

The Jungle Book topped the box office once again, declining only 41 percent for a second weekend of $60.8 million. After only 10 days of domestic release, The Jungle Book has racked up $191.5 million in North America and $528.5 million worldwide, and its solid second weekend ranks as the 15th best of all time — and the biggest second weekend of 2016.

While The Jungle Book soared, new release The Huntsman: Winter’s War was relegated to second place, debuting to an estimated $20.1 million. That’s less than half of what the original Snow White and the Huntsman earned when it opened to $56.2 million in 2012. The new Huntsman movie ditched Kristen Stewart, retained Theron and Chris Hemsworth, and added Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain to the cast, but the latest installment only earned a B+ CinemaScore. The budget for Huntsman: Winter’s War was about $115 million. 

Barbershop: The Next Cut also held up fairly well in its second weekend, dipping only 46 percent to earn an estimated $10.8 million this weekend. So far, the third installment in the Barbershop series has earned $36 million domestically.

And even though Zootopia now has some PG-rated competition from The Jungle Book, Disney’s animated adventure also continued its excellent run, adding another $6.6 million to its domestic total. So far, Zootopia has raked in an estimated $316 million domestically and $591 million internationally, bringing its global total to $907.1 million. Zootopia is now the third-biggest Walt Disney Animation Studios release of all time, after Frozen and The Lion King.

Finally, fifth place went to Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss, which dropped about 39 percent in its third weekend to earn $6.1 million for the weekend. Its domestic total is now at $49.5 million.

Here are this weekend’s top five at the box office:

1. The Jungle Book — $60.8 million

2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War — $20.1 million

3. Barbershop: The Next Cut — $10.8 million

4. Zootopia — $6.6 million

5. The Boss — $6.1 million