NEW YORK (AP) – Disney’s The Jungle Book trounced a handful of underperforming new releases to rule the box office for a third consecutive week, while next week’s certain champ, Captain America: Civil War, began setting records overseas.
Jon Favreau’s live-action Rudyard Kipling adaptation earned $42.4 million in its third week at North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. One of the year’s biggest hits, The Jungle Book has now totaled $684.8 million globally.
The weekend’s debuts withered in the wake of The Jungle Book. Keegen-Michael Key and Jordan Peele’s feline action-comedy Keanu opened with a modest $9.4 million.
Garry Marshall’s latest holiday-themed romantic comedy, Mother’s Day, bowed with a weak $8.3 million despite the presence of stars Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts.
In 37 international territories, Civil War debuted with $200.2 million.
Full domestic box office weekend estimates:
- The Jungle Book $42.4M
- The Huntsman: Winter’s War $9.4M
- Keanu $9.3M
- Mother’s Day $8.3M
- Barbershop: The Next Cut $6.1M
- Zootopia $5.0M
- Ratchet And Clank $4.8M
- The Boss $4.2M
- Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice $3.8M
- Criminal $1.3M
- My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 $1.1M
- MET Opera: Elektra (2016) $1.0M