Dwane “The Rock” Johnson’s “Jungle Cruise” did very well at the box office this past weekend. Various movie studios also have streaming services, so with the COVID-19 pandemic still impacting daily life such as going out to see a movie, they started rolling out new films in both theaters and on streaming platforms. This movie premiered this way as it’s also on Disney+.
Variety notes the movie brought in $34 million here in the United States, $27.6 million internationally and $30 million on Disney+. Thus, it amounted to $91.6 million in combined revenues.
It was estimated that Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures spent $200 million to produce and at least $100 million more to market it.
The Rock took to Instagram to comment on the opening weekend of the film:
“Emily and I are so blown away by audiences’ enormous love for JUNGLE CRUISE – THANK YOU. We’re very pleased with our $92M opening result around the world both in theaters and at home in your living rooms with your families. It was important for us to give you the option on how you want to see it – and we’re grateful to the bone that you absolutely LOVE THE MOVIE and we love seeing all of your amazing comments!!!
We’re also the only blockbuster of 2021 that did not see a double digit box office drop from FRI-SAT, but instead our movie – because of YOU – saw an unprecedented surging 15%. Fri-Sat uptick over the weekend. That’s a quiet yet big business metric that speaks to the love of JUNGLE CRUISE! Thank you for the love – we love and appreciate you back. Dr Lily & Skipper Frank. #junglecruise In theaters worldwide and on @disneyplus.”
For comparison, the $34 million domestic debut of the film exceeded industry expectations. Other big movies that have both premiered in theaters and services include “Space Jam: A New Legacy” ($31 million), “Godzilla vs. Kong” ($31 million), and “Cruella” ($21 million).
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