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With a X-Men: Apocalypse on the horizon and the follow up to the Disney’s live action Alice in Wonderland on its heels, how will things shake out this holiday weekend?
The Angry Birds Movie swooped into theaters this weekend, surprising everyone by overtaking Captain America: Civil War for the #1 spot.
Predicting this weekend is like splitting hairs. Captain America: Civil War will have a sizable third weekend to be sure, but newcomers The Angry Birds Movie and Neighbors 2 will duke it out for a chance at 1st place.
Captain America: Civil War fell harder than expected, a nearly 60% decline thanks to The Jungle Book barely dropping at all, and Money Monster over-performing. The latest Marvel flick pulled in $72.6 million in its second weekend out, bringing its domestic total to $295.966 million and worldwide to $942,892 million.
Captain America: Civil War will easily take the top spot in its second weekend, facing no real competition from newcomers Money Monster or The Darkness.
Though Captain America: Civil War’s opening wasn’t quite as fanciful as we’d imagined, $179 million is now the record to beat for 2016. Even if it didn’t clear $200 million, it’s a great start, taking into account it’s $84 million higher than the last Captain America flick’s opening.
If you’ve somehow avoided seeing Captain America: Civil War advertised literally everywhere—from pizza boxes to Audi commercials—then FYI: lines might be long at your local theater this weekend.
As expected, Disney’s The Jungle Book took the top spot at the box office over the weekend, pulling in over $43 million with just a 29% drop from the week before. That’s a roaring first three weeks for the live-action spectacular, which officially passed the $250 million domestic mark on Sunday as it surpassed the studio’s estimates.
The Jungle Book is poised to overtake the domestic cumulative of every Disney remake but Alice In Wonderland by Sunday night, leaving it around $250 million on Monday morning. Meanwhile, Key & Peele’s cat-centered comedy Keanu will claw its way into second.
The Jungle Book reigned with a relatively small 40% dip in its second weekend, tripling newcomer The Huntsman: Winter’s War’s take, which had an icy reception at the box office.
After a stunning first weekend that earned it the second place spot for record April openings, The Jungle Book has earned itself the title of fifth biggest movie in 2016 after only 5 days. And while the original Huntsman opened at $56 million, Winter’s War is looking at a far lower number, likely shy of $30 million in 2nd place.
Exceeding everyone’s expectations, The Jungle Book went above and beyond, firmly claiming the second place spot of all Disney live action remakes. Though still falling a bit shy of Alice in Wonderland’s $116 million opening, Jungle’s $103 million take proves it has the four-quadrant appeal Disney was counting on.
With glowing reviews and an early $32 million in foreign sales last weekend, The Jungle Book is set to revive a box office that flagged in the quick drop-off of Batman v Superman. The number to beat is $67.9 million—that’s what the live action Cinderella remake made its first weekend last March.
Again falling far more than anticipated, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice showed it probably doesn’t have the kind of staying power Warner Bros. hoped for, losing the weekend to Melissa McCarthy-starrer The Boss by only $0.22 million.
While Batman v Superman will hold onto 1st place this weekend, it’ll be by the skin of its teeth. Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss will do its best to knock BvS down a peg, but its doubtful the comedy has what it takes to quite hit the mid-$20 million range.
To no one’s surprise, Batman v Superman fell, and fell fast – even harder than we anticipated. At a nearly 70% drop in its second weekend, and with a mere $15 million take on Friday, the Warner Bros. film gained the dubious honor of having the highest Friday-to-Friday drop of any big budget comic book movie ever.
Thanks to a total lack of competition, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will easily sweep the top spot for the second week in a row. Even a 60% drop will give it a second week take of at least $66 million, pushing its domestic gross close well over the $250 million mark.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice prevailed despite negative critical reviews, surpassing The Hunger Games to take the top spot for both the March and spring opening weekend records.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will open big, ushering its whole cast to the land of giant openings seemingly reserved for Marvel superheroes. But will BvS set a new March record?
Easily bested by Zootopia, Allegiant underwhelmed significantly this weekend, making our $37 million prediction for its opening look like an enthusiastic over-projection. The third film of the Divergent series fell almost $8 million short and opened at a lowball $29 million.
Sure, Allegiant might be able to knock Zootopia out of 1st place, but there’s no way it’ll match its predecessors. With franchise ennui already setting in for The Divergent Series, and yet another on the way in 2017, Allegiant will be lucky to hit $40 million, over $10 million short of the openings for either Divergent or its sequel Insurgent.
Zootopia rose to the challenge, wowing with $51.3 million in its second frame for a drop of only 32%. And while 10 Cloverfield Lane’s $24.7 million opening may seem like small change compared to Cloverfield’s 2008 opening of $40 million, it’s certainly not a bad start considering the reported $15 million budget.
It’s become abundantly clear this week that there’s nothing stopping Zootopia, Disney’s newest winner has grossed $88.7 million in 9 days, averaging $5 million at both the Monday and Tuesday box offices before dropping to $3.7 million yesterday. Though it’s not the kind of runaway success Deadpool had, it’s nothing to scoff at.
Zootopia outperformed all expectations, roaring its way to a stunning $75 million opening. Disney played it smart by running that sloth DMV trailer in front of Episode VII, so every kid who now idolizes Rey and Finn has been bugging their parents for 3 months about Zootopia—and it showed.
There’s no doubt that Zootopia is going to win the weekend, what with it being lauded as one of Disney’s best films of all time in early reviews. Of course, Disney’s hoping to top Frozen’s wide opening of $67.4 million, and it’s tracking high enough to at least leave Big Hero 6’s $56.2 million in the dust. The real question this weekend is who’s going to come in second.
Deadpool saw a drop of 45%, but brought its domestic total to $285 million this weekend. What’s more, worldwide the sort-of-X-Man sits at $609 million. For comparison, The Avengers, the highest grossing film to use Marvel characters, passed $1.5 billion worldwide in 22 weeks.
As predicted, Deadpool sailed past $500 million worldwide within 12 days, and now sits comfortably at $513 million. The next landmark the Merc with the Mouth has his eye on? $300 million domestic. Though that’s $50 million away currently, it should be about $30 million closer after this coming weekend.
Deadpool had another killer weekend. Thanks to $236.8 million domestic and another $256.2 million in the foreign market, the breakout not-quite-superhero flick is just one good day away from breezing past $500 million global.
Even if Deadpool dropped 90% from its boffo opening weekend, it would still easily maintain the top spot this week against little competition from new releases and no competition from last week’s class. The thing to watch is the battle between The Witch and Risen, each vying to see if they can knock Kung Fu Panda 3 out of second.
We were wrong. Everyone was wrong. Deadpool was obviously going to be #1 by a mile, but it turns out that mile was actually more like five miles. And then some. At $152 million for the four-day holiday, the “Merc with a Mouth” left barely a record standing.