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The Jungle Book continues to be king of the box-office

The Jon Favreau-led family adventure continues to impress audiences.

The Jungle Book
Credit: Disney

Disney’s The Jungle Book is enjoying a second week at the top of the UK box-office after delighting audiences around the country.

Currently at £21 million at the UK box office and taking a hugely impressive 10 times more than any other film on Saturday, The Jungle Book has already surpassed the lifetime takings of Maleficent, Oz The Great and Powerful, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Night at the Museum and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Check out our review of The Jungle Book

The film also remains number one at the US box office taking a total of $191 million to date and globally it is already the 4th biggest movie of the year with $528m. In India the film is now the biggest Hollywood film of all time.

The critically acclaimed film is being called out by critics as a cinematic experience not to be missed and is already in the Top 25 films of all time, released in IMAX.

The weekend result also sees Disney continuing to hold two top five spots at the UK box office with Disney’s Zootropolis still delighting audiences. Globally Zootropolis has now made $907 million making it the third biggest Walt Disney Studios Animation of all time – behind only The Lion King and Frozen.

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man), based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories and inspired by Disney’s classic animated film, The Jungle Book is an all-new live-action epic adventure about Mowgli (newcomer Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. The all-star voice cast includes Oscar-winners Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Christopher Walken, as well as Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson and Giancarlo Esposito.

Check out the trailer for The Jungle Book below:

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