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'Jungle Book' continues box office lead over 'Keanu' and 'Mother's Day'

'Jungle Book' continues box office lead over 'Keanu' and 'Mother's Day'

For the third straight week, Disney’s “The Jungle Book” bested both newcomers and holdovers at the box office, continuing a hot streak for the Burbank entertainment giant.

The studio's retelling of the classic Rudyard Kipling story pulled in an estimated $42.4 million in the U.S. and Canada, beating analyst expectations of $30 million to $35 million. This brings the $175-million live-action and computer-generated production, directed by Jon Favreau, to $252.1 million domestically and $684.8 million worldwide.

Disney is enjoying a strong run at the box office — one that is expected to continue next week as its latest Marvel Studios picture...

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