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Jungle Book roars at US box office

Jungle Book still
Image caption The film is a mixture of live action and animation

Disney's The Jungle Book has topped the North American box office for the third consecutive week, taking $42.4m (£29m) according to early estimates.

The reboot of the classic Rudyard Kipling adaptation has reaped $684.8m (£468.5m) globally since its release last month.

The Huntsman: Winter's War managed takings of only $9.4m (£6.4m) in its second week of release.

Feline action comedy Keanu took third slot with a modest $9.35m (£6.39m).

Comedy Mother's Day had a weak debut, with takings of $8.3m (£5.6m), despite featuring stars including Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson.

All eyes are on the release of Captain America: Civil War, which opens next week in the US and has already done good business elsewhere.

Civil War opened in 37 territories over the weekend, taking in an estimated $200.2m (£136.9m).

That included record openings in Mexico, Brazil and the Philippines for the film which many believe could be this year's biggest hit.

1. The Jungle Book - $42.4m
2. The Huntsman: Winter's War - $9.4m
3. Keanu - $9.35m
4. Mother's Day - $8.3m
5. Barber Shop: The Next Cut - $6.1m

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