Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sailing to No. 1 With Estimated $32 Million Debut

Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Sailing to No. 1 With Estimated $32 Million Debut
All aboard the “Jungle Cruise” — the Disney film, starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson, is riding to an estimated $32 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.

Jungle Cruise,” based on the famed Disney theme park ride, took in $13.378 million from 4,310 theaters on Friday. Despite the delta variant possibly deterring some moviegoers, if the film meets industry predictions — which range from $28 million to $32 million — it will debut on par with the opening weekend of a “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

The film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and also starring Jesse Plemons, Édgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall and Paul Giamatti, is also available to rent on Disney Plus for $30. This release strategy has recently caused controversy, with “Black Widow” star Scarlett Johansson filing a breach of contract lawsuit against the company for allegedly costing her millions of dollars in profit participation.

Coming behind “Jungle Cruise” on the domestic charts is M. Night Shyamalan’s “Old,
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