The Jungle Book adaptation for film has taken American movie theatres by storm making over $100 million in just three days. The movie released on April 15 by the animation company giant, Disney, has already earned almost the amount of the $175 million investment. According to the database Box Office Mojo, the Jungle Book made an astounding jump into de record openings for a PG-rated film. The story of a young boy lost in the Indian forest surrounded by animals was able to captivate moviegoers nationwide on Friday. Disney was able to bring Rudyard Kipling’s fables to live using CGI and an incredible cast to go along with it. Rudyard’s adaptation for the big screen has also been reported to take almost $190 million overseas.
Incredibly enough for the animation company giant, this would mark a hot streak for Disney considering its latest releases have been movie blockbusters. The latest animated movie called Zootopia from Disney and Pixar was the single most intrinsic animated production ever made. And given its great success worldwide, the effort put into this movie was heavily rewarded.
Zootopia has now made over $900 million since it was released earlier this year. And film experts claim the same thing will happen to The Jungle Book, which has already passed what it was expected for the film to haul in. Kipling’s adaptation was under a lot of pressure due to the uncertainty regarding the movie’s progress. There were plenty of factors that could have made the movie look unreal. But animators at Disney and Pixar truly demonstrated their talent as the movie not only was a great success, but also was able to transport viewers to the jungle where the movie develops. The film’s total revenue proves Disney’s latest production a overwhelming success with almost $300 million.
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The film directed by Jon Favreau consisted on a $175 million budget, as well as with a talented cast. Among the actors who voiced the many animals the main character interacts with, there’s Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, and Christopher Walken. Movie critics even labeled the film’s success as due to its spot on casting, without forgetting the astounding visual effects.
The task was not only to create real-looking animals, but give viewers the sense of being in that jungle alongside Mowgli (the main character). It’s worth mentioning that Disney’s latest blockbuster is the last of a series of reruns from old classics, which have apparently become quite popular in the past few years.
Without mentioning Zootopia and Inside Out, Disney’s main focus has been placed on classics such as Cinderella or Maleficent. But this game is not just for Disney to play, given that its competitor DreamWorks has also released plenty of classics.
Nevertheless, considering Disney was the one that brought many of those classics in the first place, the right to make a new film of them is for Disney to take. The Jungle Book is now in theaters across the United States, and more adaptations to the ‘real life’ are expected for 2017 and beyond. The film also includes the performances of legendary Bill Murray, Idris Elba and Neel Sethi who portrays Mowgli.
Source: New York Times