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The Jungle Book swings past Deadpool to become UK’s biggest film of 2016 so far

The Jungle Book has become the biggest film of the year so far at the UK box office.

Screen reports that the live action Disney re-make added £1.6m to its gross this weekend, bringing its total to £39.3m. This means it passes Fox’s superhero movie, Deadpool, which had previously occupied the UK top spot.

Deadpool still holds the number one spot in the US with $362m, while The Jungle Book sits in fourth position at $311m, behind Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in third and Zootopia in second.

Rounding off the top five in the UK’s 2016 chart is Zootopia in fifth, Captain America: Civil War in fourth and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice in second.

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