The Jungle Book still roaring at the US box office


The Jungle Book is king of the US box office for the third week in a row.

The Disney film, which features Bill Murray, Sir Ben Kingsley, Idris Elba, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson, earned $42.4 million dollars (£29 million) and trounced a handful of underperforming new releases.

Jon Favreau's live-action Rudyard Kipling adaptation has now taken a hefty $684.8 million (£468.7 million) globally, making it one of the year's biggest hits so far.

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 (£6.4 million).

Garry Marshall's latest holiday-themed romantic comedy, Mother's Day, bowed with a weak $8.3 million (£5.7 million) despite the presence of A-list stars Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts.