‘Jungle Cruise’ sails to $34.2 million box office debut; $30 million on Disney+


Disney’s Jungle Cruise, the action comedy based on the popular Disney theme park ride, topped the box office with an estimated $34.2 million in its debut weekend.  The movie is also available on Disney+ Premier Access, where it added an additional $30 million.

Jungle Cruise — starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt — was originally set to open a year ago, but, like many other high-profile releases, it was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The adventure film had a rougher voyage overseas, where it only managed to snag an estimated $27.6 million in 47 overseas markets, bringing its worldwide theatrical total to $61.8 million.

There’s a tight battle for second place, between newcomer The Green Knight and the M. Night Shyamalan thriller, Old.  As of Sunday, The Dev Patel-led Green Knight had the edge, delivering an estimated $6.78 million.

Meanwhile, Old, in its second week of release, slipped from first to second with an estimated $6.76 million, bringing its domestic total to $30.6 million.  The film has added $17.9 million overseas, bringing its global total to $48.5 million.

Disney also nabbed fourth place with Marvel’s Black Widow, earning an estimated $6.4 million from the box office in its fourth week of release. The film’s stateside haul now stands at just shy of $167.1 million.  Its worldwide total hovers around $343.6 million.

As with Jungle CruiseBlack Widow can also be streamed on Disney+ Premier Access, where it raked in $60 million on the streamer in its opening weekend.

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Rounding out the top five is another newcomer, Stillwater.  The thriller, starring Matt Damon, delivered an estimated $5.1 million in its opening weekend.

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