The $200 million-budgeted “Jungle Cruise” opened to $34.2 million domestic, an impressively strong result when tracking suggested $25 million, and a studio-reported $30 million in Premium VOD revenue via Disney+ subscribers worldwide. No breakdown was given for PVOD, but the Disney+ viewership is much bigger in North America.
For “Jungle Cruise,” Saturday was down 9 percent from opening day. For “Black Widow” — also on Disney+ PVOD — the drop was 41 percent. Reaching back to the pre-pvod opening days of summer 2019, Disney’s family-friendly “The Lion King” saw a 22 percent Saturday drop.
Last weekend saw the debut of two theater exclusives with “Old” (Universal