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Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700 Million Worldwide

Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure brings in $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, roaring past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday for a global total of $708.6 million.

With $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, Disney’s The Jungle Book roared past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday, May 2, for a global total of $708.6 million. The Jungle Book is currently the fourth top-grossing film of the year domestically, internationally and globally, and joins Zootopia to become Disney’s second 2016 release to cross the $700 million threshold.

Having surpassed the $600 million mark on April 29, The Jungle Book added more than $100 million to its global total last weekend thanks to outstanding holds in the U.S. and internationally. Domestically, it has remained the number one film every day of its run, and in its third consecutive number-one weekend (April 29-May 1) posted the sixth-best third weekend of all time with $43.7 million. It debuted April 15 with $103.3 million, holding in its second weekend with $61.5 million.

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In China, the film has brought in $138.8 million to become Disney’s third biggest release in the country, while in India, it is already the highest-grossing Hollywood release of all time with $34.4 million. Other top markets include the U.K. ($48 million), Mexico ($19.9 million) and France ($19.4 million). The film opens in Korea on June 9 and in Japan on August 11.

The stereoscopic 3D feature, also available in IMAX formats, is produced by Brigham Taylor (Tomorrowland) and was shot by cinematographer Matthew Libatique (Noah). MPC was the lead visual effects studio, with help from Weta Digital, with Christopher Glass and Alex McDowell (Watchmen) serving as production designers.

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Directed by Jon Favreau and featuring newcomer Neel Sethi as Mowgli surrounded by an all-star voice cast including Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken, The Jungle Book enjoys a stellar 94 percent Certified Fresh rating on RottenTomatoes and an A CinemaScore.

Source: The Walt Disney Studios

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.