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Dwayne Johnson thanks fans as ‘Jungle Cruise’ debuts at box office

Disney's 'Jungle Cruise stars Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Source: Empire

LOS ANGELES: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt-starrer Disney fantasy adventure movie Jungle Cruise has opened at the top position on North American box office with $32 million weekend collection.

The film, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and based on the Disney theme park ride of the same name, released in many parts of the world on July 30.

The film has Johnson playing the role of a riverboat captain called Frank, hired by Blunt’s scientist called Lily Houghton to ferry her across the Amazon rainforest, the location of the Tree of Life. The supporting cast is pretty strong too. Jack Whitehall plays the younger brother of Lily, called MacGregor.

Earlier, Jungle Cruise received mostly positive reviews, with a rating of 63 per cent. The critical consensus reads, “Its craft isn’t quite as sturdy as some of the classic adventures it’s indebted to, but Jungle Cruise remains a fun, family-friendly voyage.”

Jungle Cruise is one of the few movies by Disney to get a so-called hybrid release: in both theatres and on the studio’s streaming service Disney+.


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Dwayne Johnson recently turned to social media and celebrated audience response to his brand new film Jungle Cruise. The actor shared his thoughts over on Instagram and even left fans in rib-tickling laughter over his utter shock.

In his post, the star referenced his Rotten Tomatoes score and showcased his excitement after ‘finally’ reaching his highest ever percentage as a ‘dinosaur’ from the entertainment industry.

His post read, “Just blown away. Thank you!!! Highest @RottenTomatoes audience score of my entire career ~ and that’s a long ass time cause I’m a dinosaur”.

“Jumanji 87% Jumanji 2 87% Hobbs 88% Moana 89% JUNGLE CRUISE 94%!!!! People have spoken! The adventure of a lifetime…. Enjoy #JUNGLECRUISE Playing now in theaters worldwide. And playing now in your living rooms on @disneyplus!”