Bo Report: ‘Jungle Cruise’ navigates choppy waters

Bo Report: ‘Jungle Cruise’ navigates choppy waters
With Sydney’s cinemas still shuttered, a snap lockdown in effect in South East Queensland, Victorian and South Australian theatres just reopening, and the Olympics competing for eyeballs, it wasn’t going to be smooth sailing for Disney’s Jungle Cruise.

Based on the theme park ride and starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the adventure film opened to $1.6 million from 372 screens; a decent average of $4,215.

Audiences in lockdown may have opted to watch the title via Disney+ Premier Access for $34.99. Like with Black Widow, the Mouse House has released Jungle Cruise‘s global earnings via the digital platform, coming it at more than $US30 million. That makes up around a third of total revenue, with the worldwide theatrical result at $US61.8 million.

Majestic Cinemas CEO Kieren Dell tells If Jungle Cruise didn’t perform badly at his circuit, but slightly below expectation.

“It has a pulse at least! Everything else was pretty soft,
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