The Jungle Book” was the most popular movie in North America for the third straight weekend.

The live-action reboot of the 1970s animated feature was expected to cross the quarter-billion-dollar line domestically today.

“The Jungle Book” was expected to sell $42.2 million worth of tickets between Friday morning and the close of business tonight, according to studio estimates gathered by comScore.

In second places was “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” in its second week of showings, with a $9.4 million weekend.

An R-rated comedy “that defies description” from the comedy team of Key & Peale, “Keanu,” debuted in third place, said movie analyst Paul Degarabedian. It premiered with $9.4 million in sales.

Rounding out the 10 most-popular movies this weekend, as estimated by the studios and collated by comScore, were “Mother’s Day” (debuting with $8.3 million in sales), “Barbershop: The Next Cut” ($6.2 million), “Ratchet and Clank” ($4.8 million), “The Boss” ($4.2 million), “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” ($3.8 million) and “Criminal” ($1.3 million).

–City News Service

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