Jungle Cruise is going to have a sequel because Disney considered it a success. The film have a budget of $200 and it only made $186,992,318 since it debut this July. Before the new normal, this could be considered a flop but not with the Pandemic. The movie is set to break even in the next few weeks and it will make more money as a rental in Disney Plus.
The movie will have a longer time in the Theaters and it will eventually make money from Disney Plus. Not bad for a movie based on a Carnival Ride. Jungle Cruise is not based on comics, books, or a videogame. It is based on one of the Rides of Disneyland. Pirates of the Caribbean and Tomorrowland are some of Disney rides that were adapted into films. Pirates of the Caribbean became a massive franchise with multiple sequels. During its Prime Pirates of the Caribbean made Johnny Depp the highest-paid actor. It also made stars out of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly.
Meanwhile, Tomorrowland failed because of bad marketing and timing. It did have a cult following. Now Jungle Cruise has the potential to become a cinematic franchise.
If you are curious about what its like to ride Jungle Cruise, here is a video that shows the experience:
This Ride is where the Jungle Cruise movie based from
Dwayne The Rock Johnson just confirmed the sequel is in the works with this Tweet.
ALL ABOARD 🚢💀🌊
Mahalo to our buddy @Borys_Kit for breaking the big Jungle Cruise sequel news!!!
This is going to be FUN! 🌎
Oh and cheers to Jungle Cruise just crossing $100M at the domestic box office 🍿👊🏾🥃@SevenBucksProd@DisneyStudios#FlynnPicshttps://t.co/dN0LphpUce
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 30, 2021
This confirmation confirms a sequel and Frank Wolff who is played by Johnson will be the first character to return. Emily Blunt is undergoing negotiations so she can reprise of Dr. Lily Houghton. I believe the movie is successful enough for her to return. There are rumors that the ride It’s a small world will be the next ride to become a movie.