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“The Jungle Book” Tops Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

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Walt Disney Studios(NEW YORK) — A missing cat was no match for the animals in The Jungle Book.

The adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling stories was number one at the box office for the third straight weekend, earning an estimated 42.4 million dollars. It has now made 252 million domestically and nearly 685 million worldwide.

The Jungle Book‘s reign on top should come to an end once Captain America: Civil War is released in North America Friday. The Marvel flick made 200 million dollars overseas this weekend.

Both The Jungle Book and Captain America are properties of Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

The new comedy Keanu, starring Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, opened in third place, raising 9.4 million dollars. They play cousins who infiltrate a gang in hopes of retrieving a kidnapped kitten.

The Garry Marshall film Mother’s Day, with Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts, debuted in fourth place, collecting 8.3 million dollars. It’s Marshall’s third romantic comedy based on a holiday, after Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

The video game-turned-movie Ratchet & Clank finished the weekend in seventh place, with a 4.8-million-dollar debut.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales, according to Rentrak:

1. The Jungle Book, $42.4 million.
2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War, $9.4 million.
3. Keanu, $9.4 million.
4. Mother’s Day, $8.3 million.
5. Barbershop: The Next Cut, $6.1 million.
6. Zootopia, $5 million.
7. Ratchet & Clank, $4.8 million.
8. The Boss, $4.2 million.
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, $3.8 million.
10. Criminal, $1.3 million.

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