Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson grossed $ 34 million in theaters and $ 30 million on Disney Plus.
Thanks to $ 34.1 million raised in 4,310 American theaters, Jungle Cruise starts off well at the head of the American box office. If its budget of $ 200 million will not be easy to repay, this adventure film worn by Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson starts a little better than what box office specialists predicted: the Covid-19 epidemic resuming In the United States, with the arrival of the Delta variant, they were betting on a start between 25 and 30 million greenbacks. Knowing that he also won this last sum on Disney Plus, where it has been offered in premium access since Friday, and that he already has 90 million worldwide thanks to his international scores, this start is rather reassuring.
Still, the decision of the Disney studios to release their films at the same time on the big screen and in streaming, with an additional cost in addition to the monthly subscription, is not badly criticized, in particular by internal members of the studio, with the image by actress Scarlett Johansson, who estimates she lost several million dollars because of this exit strategy on Black widow. She has filed a complaint against her producers and other stars are said to be willing to do the same, such as Emma Stone for Cruella.
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Another novelty is second: The Green Knight Also started above expectations, with $ 6.7 million raised in 2,790 theaters. If it does not yet have a French release date, this film by David Lowery (A Ghost Story, Peter and Elliott the Dragon…) inspired by the legend of Gauvin has received excellent reviews in the United States. In contrast, Stillwater, with Matt Damon, is below expectations with $ 5.1 million earned on 2,531 screens and fifth in the top spot.
On the continuation side, films already released lose between -35% (Escape Games 2) and -70% (Snake Eyes) of their frequentation. Alone Black widow and Fast & Furious 9 accumulate more than $ 150 million in four and six weeks of operation.
American box office from the weekend of July 30 to August 1, 2021:
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