'Huntsman' sequel misfires; 'Jungle Book' reigns

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Sunday, April 24, 2016
In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book."
In this image released by Disney, Mowgli, portrayed by Neel Sethi, right, and Baloo the bear, voiced by Bill Murray, appear in a scene from, "The Jungle Book."
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LOS ANGELES -- "The Jungle Book" remains king of the box office in its second weekend in theaters, beating new opener "The Huntsman: Winter's War" by nearly $40 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

While "The Jungle Book" celebrates a $60.8 million weekend and a $191.5 million domestic total, "The Huntsman" sequel is flailing in second place.

Chris Hemsworth-starring movie took in only $20.1 million against a production budget of $115 million in its first days in theaters. The first film earned $56.2 million in its debut in 2012 and went on to gross $396.6 million worldwide.

"Barbershop: The Next Cut" landed in third place with $10.8 million in its second weekend in theaters. "Zootopia" and "The Boss" rounded out the top five with $6.6 million and $6.1 million, respectively.

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