‘Jungle Book’ Roars to $900 Million at Worldwide Box Office

The Jungle Book
Courtesy of Disney

The Jungle Book” is crossing the $900 million mark, making it the third Disney movie to do so this year after “Captain America: Civil War” and “Zootopia.”

The studio said that the family comedy-adventure had reached $349.9 million domestically and $549.9 million internationally as of Thursday.

“The Jungle Book” is the biggest Hollywood release ever in India, having earned $36.8 million, and is the leading film of the year in the U.K./Ireland with $64.7 million. It opens in South Korea this weekend and in Japan on Aug. 11.

The film is now the 39th to reach the $900 million milestone. “Zootopia” recently became the 26th title to hit $1 billion.

“The Jungle Book” blew past forecasts in its opening weekend, grossing $103.6 million in the U.S. during April 15-17. It led the domestic box office for three weekends before the arrival of “Captain America: Civil War” and was still in the top 10 last weekend with $4.4 million.

“The Jungle Book,” directed by Jon Favreau, is based on Rudyard Kipling’s works and tells the story of Mowgli, an orphaned human boy who lives in the jungle among the wild. Neel Sethi stars as Mowgli with the animals voiced by Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong’o, Scarlett Johansson, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken.

Four days before the U.S. opening, Disney said it was already planning a sequel.

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  1. Rudy Mario says:

    Wow. Wonder if Japan and S Korea will put it over $1B giving Disney another billion dollar hit while the suits at Warner, Paramount, etc suffer serious heartburn……

  2. I have a question. Where did the boys red threads come from? All of the jungle animals have nothing man made coverting their parts.

    • Maaz Kalim says:

      Remember, “creative-censorship” is the thing which made this latest adaptation of the book tremendously-successful worldwide…! 😉

      Disney®’s sane (read: rapacious) enough to make such a vast, conscious-decision. 😂

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