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‘Jungle Cruise’ Projected to Make $25 Million+ Domestic Debut

Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is forecasted to make at least $25 million at the domestic box office this weekend from 4,200 North American locations, with some estimates projecting an opening north of $30 million.  The family-friendly adventure has the potential to earn even more via its hybrid release on Disney+ Premier Access, which is available to subscribers for an additional fee.

The movie is also predicted to rake in $40 million in additional revenue from various international territories, aside from China, where the film has not set a release date yet.

“Jungle Cruise” will debut this weekend alongside several other big titles including Stillwater starring Matt Damon and David Lowery’s The Green Knight, but the Disney film is still expected to take the lead at the box office.

Inspired by the famous Disneyland theme park ride, Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” is an adventure-filled, rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon with wisecracking skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Lily travels from London, England to the Amazon jungle and enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila—his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Lily is determined to uncover an ancient tree with unparalleled healing abilities—possessing the power to change the future of medicine. Thrust on this epic quest together, the unlikely duo encounters innumerable dangers and supernatural forces, all lurking in the deceptive beauty of the lush rainforest. But as the secrets of the lost tree unfold, the stakes reach even higher for Lily and Frank and their fate—and mankind’s—hangs in the balance.

Jaume Collet-Serra directs the film, which stars Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramírez and Jack Whitehall, with Jesse Plemons, and Paul Giamatti.

The producers are John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment; Dwayne Johnson, Hiram Garcia and Dany Garcia of Seven Bucks Productions; and Beau Flynn of Flynn Picture Co., with Scott Sheldon and Doug Merrifield serving as executive producers.

The story is by John Norville & Josh Goldstein and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa, and the screenplay is by Michael Green and Glenn Ficarra & John Requa.

Disney’s “Jungle Cruise” premieres in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access (for an additional fee) on July 30th.

Be sure to check out our review of the film here!

Source: Variety

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