Disney shared the news in a press release, also saying it remained focused on “providing consumers with choice in these unprecedented times.”
“Jungle Cruise is the perfect summer adventure movie, bringing a beloved theme park attraction to both the big screen and living rooms in a way only Disney can,” a spokesperson said. from Disney. “We remain focused on providing consumers with choice in these unprecedented times, and it’s clear that fans and families appreciate the ability to make decisions about how they prefer to enjoy Disney’s best storytelling. “
In our Jungle Cruise review, we said that it was “an exhilarating adventure full of humor and heart set by the winning heroes of Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt”.
While Jungle Cruise didn’t quite make it past Black Widow’s opening weekend which saw the MCU film earn $ 80 million at the domestic box office and $ 60 million on Disney + Premier Access, it surpassed Cruella’s opening by $ 21.5 million nationally.
Variety notes that Jungle Cruise cost $ 200 million to produce, which means it would be considered a major disappointment if times were different, as a movie “with that price tag would typically generate at least $ 500 million worldwide. to reach the breakeven point ”.
Jungle Cruise, like Black Widow and Cruella, has been released day and day in theaters and on Disney +. This led to a major issue between Disney and Scarlett Johansson, as the Black Widow star sued the company for breach of contract after the film was released on the day and date on Disney + after being assured it would be released exclusively in rooms.
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