The company Disney, apparently for a long time thought of how you can use the legacy of its great founder, but to show the setting up of a full-length cartoons over and over again. When published in 2014, “Maleficent” a fairy tale, a remake, a rethinking of “Sleeping Beauty” with Angelina Jolie in the role of the wicked stepmother ($ 758.5 million in worldwide box office), the direction was chosen, which ended a few alterations advertising the classic cartoons of Disney live action . In 2015 came “Cinderella” with Lily James in the title role, which was also quite successful ($ 542.6 million), and this year it came to the “Jungle Book».
remake of the animated film in 1967 for the weekend of April 15-17, earned in the US and Canada box office $ 103.6 million and became the leader of the ranking.
Strictly speaking, the actors in this filmed director Jon Favreau (three “Iron man”), reworking is not much – as opposed to “Maleficent” or “Cinderella”: the role of Mowgli artist (12-year-old Neil Sethi) and his human father. All other characters are created on the computer – the bear Baloo (originally voiced by him Bill Murray), the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), the Monkey King Louis (Christopher Walken) and Kaa the boa (who in this film with a female voice, Scarlett Johansson). In general, the same cartoon, but at the present level (or slightly above) the development of animation. It is not surprising that the new “Jungle Book” became the second starting fees in April for all time keeping statistics (behind only last year’s “Fast & Furious 7″ with $ 147 million), critics almost choked with excitement (95% “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes) , and the audience put quite a decent rating of “a” (and those who are younger than 18 years, appreciated the picture on the a +).
In Russia, “The jungle book” was published a week ago, naturally started from first place (. 548 million rubles in revenue), and by the end of the second weekend in cinemas in Russia will come close to the “club of billionaires” (planned charges – 950 million rubles.)
On. second place in the US box office – the third part of the comedy franchise “Barber” with $ 20.2 million
The series began in 2002, there are now three full-length films, one is not very good. spin-offs and even a television series, which went through a season. The plot revolves around all of this, as the name implies, a hairdressing salon, located in one of the district of South Chicago, and in fact this is one of those movies that are shot blacks for blacks. The main role in all three parts of the main saga playing rapper Ice Cube and comedian Cedric “Entertainer”, which has to face various challenges due to their place of residence and work. Franchise, by the way, turned out to be successful (charges almost $ 200 million with a budget of 87 million) – bearing in mind that these films are hardly rolled outside the United States. The third part, seems to continue the good tradition – its production cost $ 20 million, so that the picture will pay off even without the help from abroad
The remaining places in the top five occupied the former leaders of the box office. – and just because a worthy place in the top 5 new products simply was not. The third position went to the comedy “The Big Boss” Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell starring for the weekend, this picture has earned $ 10.1 million and brought the total fees up to $ 44.2 million; We recall that in Russia the film will be released in August this year
Fourth place went kinokomiks Zack Snyder’s “Batman vs. Superman: At the dawn of justice” with Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill – $ 9 million for the weekend and $ 827. 3 million total. And the fifth was the Disney cartoon “Zveropolis” with $ 8.2 million; total revenue of the story about the city of anthropomorphic animals is $ 882.2 million – at the box office, it is twice as long as a film about the confrontation between two fighters with supervillains