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Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise’ Debuts at #1 Opening Weekend at Box Office

Disney's Jungle Cruise movie still with Jack Whitehall, Emily Blunt, and Dwayne Johnson

Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise,‘ which debuted in theaters this weekend, took the top spot at the box office, to no one’s surprise.

World-wide final opening weekend numbers put the movie at $91.8M, which also gives it the title of the biggest family film opening during the pandemic to date.

According to Box Office Mojo by IMDb, the film played in 4,310 theaters in the U.S. for a total weekend gross of $34,200,000. This was more than five times the box office of the number two film.

Add to that $27,600,000 in overseas box office and $30+ million in Disney+ Premier Access views globally, according to Walt Disney Pictures.

Said a Disney spokesperson in a press release: “Jungle Cruise is the perfect summer adventure film, bringing a beloved theme park attraction to both the big screen and living rooms in a way that only Disney can. We remain focused on offering consumer choice during these unprecedented times, and it is clear that fans and families value the ability to make decisions on how they prefer to enjoy Disney’s best-in-class storytelling.”

One thing to note is that while it was #1 at the box office, the total doesn’t quite cover the reported $200 million production budget for the film. There’s still plenty of time for the film to earn, though.

Jaume Collet-Serra directs Disney’s ‘Jungle Cruise,’ which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

If you missed it, watch Johnson and Blunt have fun with guests on the Disneyland Jungle Cruise ride during the World Premiere event.