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LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Disney's fantasy adventure film "Jungle Cruise" was the No. 1 movie at the North American box office with a three-day estimate of 34.18 million U.S. dollars in its opening weekend, according to studio figures collected by measurement firm Comscore.

The 200-million-dollar film also took in 30 million dollars worldwide in Disney Plus Premier Access. Disney+ subscribers in the United States have the option to pay an additional, one-time 29.99 dollars fee to watch the film.

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and inspired by Disney's theme park attraction of the same name, the film, starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, follows a wisecracking skipper and an intrepid researcher on a quest to discover an ancient healing tree deep in the heart of the Amazon jungle.

"Jungle Cruise" has received mixed reviews from critics with an approval rating of 63 percent based on 260 reviews to date on review-aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes. Movie audiences gave it an "A-" on CinemaScore.

At the international box office, the film brought in 27.6 million dollars from 47 markets. The film's theatrical release date in China, one of the most important markets for major Hollywood studios, has not been set.

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