The Jungle Book dominated the box office this weekend, raking in $104 million domestically and $240 million worldwide during its debut weekend.
The Disney flick is the second highest April opening in box office history, second only to last year’s Furious 7, which opened with $147.2 million. Congrats!
After months of promoting and flooding social media, Barbershop: The Next Cutdebuted in second place, raking in $20.2 million, which according to reports is almost exactly what the original opened with back in 2002.
The Kevin Costner thriller Criminal came in third with $10.2 million.
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Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, and Jodie Foster will all debut their films during the competition. Ryan Gosling will also return to Cannes after his directorial effort Lost River premiered there last year. This time, he’s in front of the camera, starring opposite Russell Crowe in Shane Black’s The Nice Guys.
The festival starts May 11th. Check out the full lineup here.
J.K. Simmonsdefinitely did his homework for his role as Commissioner James Gordon in the new Justice League movie.
The actor took the old-fashioned route while prepping for his role in the DC Extended Universe; he read the original comic books, telling Collider:
“Well, to read the comics, yes, absolutely. I’m still a couple of months out from doing that and I have two other films before then, so I haven’t gotten started on that. Obviously, a lot of really wonderful actors have played that character previously, and most of them I saw at the time the movies came out, never imagining that I would be doing the same thing. So, I can’t say that I don’t have some impression of that character in my head that’s based on what I saw, but I’m not planning on going back and watching any of the other films.”
Simmons compared his role research to his time doing theater, saying, “If I was doing a musical, I would never listen to the cast album because I wanted to do my version of something.”
Justice League, Part One is scheduled to debut in theaters November 17, 2017.