The Jungle Book is joining “Zootopia” as the second Disney release of 2016 to cross the $800 million mark at the worldwide box office.
The comedy adventure hit the $500 million mark Thursday at the international box office. It will reach the $300 million threshold domestically in its fifth weekend, becoming the 60th title to reach that milestone.
“The Jungle Book” has made $54.4 million in the U.K./Ireland and will top “Deadpool” this weekend to become the highest-grossing title of the year in the region. The movie is the top Hollywood release of all time in India with $36.8 million, and the third-highest-earning Disney movie in China with $148.2 million.
The film opens in Korea on June 2 and in Japan on Aug. 11.
The Jungle Book crossed the $800 million mark on Friday right alongside Captain America: Civil War. The other Walt Disney ticker blockbuster in play earned $7.764m (-27%) in a whopping 3,970 theaters (huge for weekend five). The film crossed the $300m domestic mark yesterday and now sits with $311.6m in America alone.
At this rate, it will pass Alice in Wonderland ($334 million back in 2010) right as Alice Through the Looking Glass is opening in U.S. theaters. Oh, and it ended its 30-day China run with $149.9m, earning $1.2m on its final day in said market. It earned $15.2m overseas this weekend for a new $516m foreign cume and $828m worldwide total. Now let’s see if Disney can keep up this madness with Alice 2 in two weeks.