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'The Jungle Book' lands second highest April opening ever with $103.6 million

'The Jungle Book' lands second highest April opening ever with $103.6 million

When Disney takes one of its animated fairy tales and creates a modern, live-action version, the result is usually box office gold. With “The Jungle Book,” the trend continues.

The film, starring newcomer Neel Sethi, grossed an estimated $103.6 million in the U.S. and Canada, coming in well above the highest analyst projections of $80 million as well as the studio’s more modest estimates of just $65 million. This makes it the second largest April opening in history, behind last year’s “Furious 7,” and the highest April opening for a PG-rated release, above 2011’s “Hop.”

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