Disney’s live-action ‘The Jungle Book’ continues to roar at the box office taking in $42.4 million, more than the following six movies combined.

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for said:

“‘The Jungle Book’ has three wins over three weekends, taking on every newcomer. It’s unexpected just how big a hit this has become and how it has had this kind of box office hold.  But it was helped by a weekend that was not strong for newcomers.”

This brings ‘The Jungle Book”s domestic tally to $252M and $684M globally.

‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ also managed to fight off the newcomers, taking in $9.4M, bringing its two-week total to approximately $3.39M.  It helps that both ‘The Huntsman’ and ‘Jungle Book’ are “summer movie”-esque FX-heavy event films, while the newcomers were much more low-key.

Of course, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ opens next weekend, officially kicking off the summer movie season, so it seems that studios chose this weekend to hopefully toss out a few new movies to avoid the box office onslaught that should dominate the next four months.  The new release that fared the best was Key & Peele’s R-rated comedy ‘Keanu’ from Warner Brothers, which took in $9.35M.  While the film didn’t hit #1 (by a long shot), it has gotten good reviews and a B CinemaScore rating, so word-of-mouth could help this film stay afloat as things heat up, and I don’t just mean the weather.

Garry Marshall’s sappy, all-star holiday-themed movies may have finally run out of steam.  ‘Mother’s Day’ starring Julia Roberts, athletic wear shill Kate Hudson and Jennifer Anniston has been universally panned, with a 9% rating on RottenTomatoes and performed well under the two prior films in this “series”, ‘Valentine’s Day’ and ‘New Year’s Eve’.

Perhaps Samantha Highfill of Entertainment Weekly put it best, saying:

“If you love your mother, do not make her see this movie.”

The third new movie of the week, animated video game adaptation ‘Ratchet & Clank’ didn’t even make the Top Five, which was rounded out by holdover ‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’.

Here are the numbers:

  1. The Jungle Book (Disney) – $42.4M
  2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Universal) – $9.39M
  3. Keanu (Warner Brothers) – $9.35
  4. Mother’s Day (Open Road) – $8.3M
  5. Barbershop: The Next Cut (Warner Brothers) – $6M

Next week sees the domestic release of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ which has already taken in $200M in foreign markets.

Check back to see how well it does in the US and Canada!

Sources: USA Today, Deadline