Los Angeles (USA), August 30 (EFE). Just a month after the premiere, Disney is already planning to produce a sequel to “Jungle Cruise” with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in the title role and Spaniard Jaume Collet-Serra as director.
Disney wants to continue as soon as possible this family-friendly adventure film that was one of the summer’s great successes, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.
Not counting the numbers for the digital premiere on the Disney+ platform, “Jungle Cruise” grossed $187 million in cinemas around the world (about 158.5 million euros at the current exchange rate).
The revenue puts “Jungle Cruise” among the most popular films of the still-pandemic movie summer in which other titles such as “F9”, “Black Widow” or “Free Guy” also appear.
As for Disney+, the giant Mickey Mouse said that “Jungle Cruise” added $30 million (€25.4 million) in its first weekend with a premium access (subscribers to this platform had to pay an extra $30 to watch this tape, €25.4) ) .
By comparison, “Black Widow” grossed $60 million (€50.8 million) in its first three days on Disney+.
The sequel to “Jungle Cruise” will be the third joint project between Dwayne Johnson and Jaume Collet-Serra, as the two have also collaborated on the DC superhero movie “Black Adam,” which is slated for release in July 2022.
Collet-Serra recruited an impressive number of Hispanic actors for Jungle Cruise, appearing in that film with Dwayne Johnson, Emily Blunt, Edgar Ramirez, Kim Gutierrez, Veronica Falcone, and Danny Rovera. EFE
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