's "TheJungle Book" retained its No. 1 position on 's video-on-demandrankings for the week ended Sept. 11, with Sony Corp.'s "Money Monster" debuting at No. 2.
CGIlive-action fantasy adventure "The Jungle Book" is based on RudyardKipling's eponymous collection of stories and based on Disney's 1967 animatedmovie of the same name. The film features the voice talents of Bill Murray, BenKingsley, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken.
"TheJungle Book" made about $363 million at the local box office, according tocomScore. The movie raked in about $601.4 million internationally for a globaltotal of $965.4 million, compared to a production budget of $175 million, accordingto BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Themovie garnered positive reviews from critics, with a "fresh" 95% rating onRottenTomatoes.com. "As lovely to behold as it is engrossing to watch,'The Jungle Book' is the rare remake that actually improves upon itspredecessors — all while setting a new standard for CGI," the websitewrote. The audience score on RottenTomatoes.com was 88%. On Metacritic themovie received a scoreof 77 out of a 100, with a user score of 7.6. IMDb's rating stood at a7.6 as of Sept. 23.
Sony'sthriller "Money Monster," starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts,debuted at No. 2 in the latest rankings. The movie tells the story of a TVpersonality who gives commercial and Wall Street related advice to hisaudience, who is taken hostage, along with his television crew, by an irateinvestor.
"MoneyMonster" made $41 million at the local box office, according to comScore.The movie generated about $52.3 million at the foreign box office for aworldwide total of $93.3 million against a production budget of $27 million, accordingto BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Thefilm did not fare well with the critics, with RottenTomatoes.com handing it a"rotten" ratingof 58% with the consensus that its "strong cast and solidly written story ride a timely wave ofsocioeconomic anger that's powerful enough to overcome an occasionally muddledapproach to its worthy themes." The audience score at RottenTomatoes.comstood at 55%. "Money Monster" received a 55 out of100 on Metacritic, with a user score of 6.7. IMDb's rating was a 6.6.
'sthriller heist "Now You See Me 2" debuted at No. 3 for the measuredperiod. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Daniel Radcliffe, Michael Caineand Morgan Freeman, the sequel to the 2013 film follows the "Four Horsemen"who are forcibly recruited for a heist by a tech genius.
Themovie pulled in $65 million at the domestic box office, according to comScore.Overseas, the movie made about $268 million, for a global total of $333million, accordingto BoxOfficeMojo.com
"NowYou See Me 2" was generally panned by the critics, receiving a"rotten" ratingof 34% on RottenTomatoes.com, with the critic consensus that the film"packs in even more twists and turns than its predecessor, but in the end,it has even less hiding up its sleeve." The audience score on the websitewas 57%. On Metacritic, it received a score of 46 out of100 and a user score of 6.5. The film had a 6.6 rating on IMDb.
Meanwhile,Disney's Buena Vista topped the 2016 box office gross chart for the majorstudios analyzed, with a take of about $2.25 billion, according to S&PGlobal Market Intelligence data for the year through week 37.
's Warner Bros.was at the No. 2 spot with a box office total of $1.39 billion, followed byComcast Corp.'sUniversal at No. 3 with $1.05 billion. Sony was at No. 4 for the measuredperiod with $718.4 million, and LionsGate at No. 5 with $210.3 million.