And now on to the box office news,
“The Jungle Book” remained in the top spot this weekend, earning another $42.2 million. The film has been out for three weeks and has already grossed a whopping $252.2 million. The Disney film stars Neel Selthi, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Edris Ilba, and Scarlett Johansson.
Also remaining in the second spot is “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” starring Chris Hemsworth. The film made $9 million this weekend, racking in $33.9 million since it’s release last weekend. The film also stars Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Chastain.
A new-comer takes the third spot this weekend!
The comedy “Keanu” starring the dynamic and hilarious comedy duo of Key (Keegan- Michael Key) and Peele (Jordan Peele) made it’s debut this weekend, and snagging the third spot from “Barbershop: The Next Cut.”
Directed by Peter Atencio, the Warner Bros. film follows two friends who hatch a plan to retrieve their stolen kitten, Keanu, by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
The reviews are mixed, but the comedy is undeniable.
“Once you settle into “Keanu,” it works. And in many ways, it’s a piece with everything else Key and Peele have done,” Time Magazine’s Stephanie Zacharek wrote (click here to read her full review.)
And in fourth place, the rom-com you and your mother are dying to see, Open Road’s “Mother’s Day.”
The film made its debut this weekend, only grossing about $8 million. The reviews are terrible, saying though it is star studded, with Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Kate Hudson to name a few, the film lacks comedy and luster.
Directed by rom-com expert Garry Marhsall (directed “Valentines Day”), critics are not holding back on how much they dislike the film.
Rotten Tomatoes made it the lowest-rated film at the box office, with only 9% positive reviews.
Others who made the cut on the list this week include, “Barbershop: The Next Cut” in fifth place, “Zootopia” in sixth, and “The Boss” slips to eighth place this weekend.