The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau has roared to the top of the US box office this weekend, taking a massive $103m. The film managed one of the biggest ever April debuts in US box office history as well as giving Disney its best opening for a live-action remake since Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in 2010.

THe Jungle BookThe Jungle Book has topped the US box office.

The film stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli and features the voices of Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong'o and Scarlett Johansson. It's earned glowing reviews from audiences and critics, including a very impressive 94% Rotten Tomatoes rating.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is also doing very well overseas, taking north of $30 million after opening in a handful of markets last weekend. It’s also done particularly well in India, grossing $15m in its first week. This was the biggest opening week in India for any Hollywood release and the film is well on its way to becoming the highest-grossing Disney release ever in the country.

Elsewhere at the US box office, another new release, Barbershop: The Next Cut, starring Ice Cube, opened with $20m to take the number two spot. At number three was Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss, which fell two places in its second week.

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Another new release was action thriller Criminal, starring Kevin Costner and Tommy Lee Jones, which only managed to land in at the number six spot, after taking just under $6m. It’s a disappointing debut for the thriller which has suffered from poor reviews and cost an estimated $30m to make.

Watch the trailer for The Jungle Book below: