April 30, 2016


The Jungle Book' Kicks the Butt of Every New Movie Released This Week

Disney Movie Trailers on YouTube
Disney Movie Trailers on YouTube

Bad news, Keanu and holiday-themed rom com fans: The Jungle Book is continuing to dominate the box office to the point where it's out-pacing brand new movies in spite of their superstar casts and animated cats.

Variety reports that the projections for The Jungle Book—which features Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley and Christopher Walken as the voices of Baloo, Shere Khan, Bagheera and King Louie, respectively—has the Disney epic raking in $36 million in its third week in theaters.

To compare, Mother's Day—that Why Does This Even Need To Exist sentimental rom-com starring Julia Roberts, Julia Roberts's regrettable wig, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis—is an indisputable flop at a projected $4 million, with Key & Peele bringing up the rear with Keanu at $3.5 million.

It's hardly surprising, as Bill Murray taking on "The Bear Necessities" is reason enough to head to the theater multiple times, but still: Big triumph for Team Disney, big disappointment for everyone else. Watch the trailer for The Jungle Book below.