THE WEEKEND ACTUALS
|Film||Weekend||Opening Weekend||Current Gross|
|Captain America: Civil War||$72.637 million||$179.139 million||$295.966 million|
|The Jungle Book||$17.115 million||$103.261 million||$311.111 million|
|Money Monster||$14.788 million||$14.788 million||$14.788 million|
||$4.950 million||$4.950 million||$4.950 million|
|Mother’s Day||$3.287 million||$8.369 million||$28.785 million|
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. This second weekend drop is in line with last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Civil War should easily pass the $300 million mark by tomorrow. Fellow Disney fare The Jungle Book fell 30% for a $17.1 million take in its 5th weekend. Jon Favreau’s adaptation of the beloved Disney classic has made $311.1 million domestic and $828.6 million worldwide, and has surpassed Alice in Wonderland’s day-to-date – now a mere $23 million behind Alice’s 18 week domestic take in less than 5 weeks.
Newbie Money Monster surprised with a $14.7 million take following its favorable debut at Cannes last Thursday. This is the highest debut Julia Roberts has seen since 2012’s Mirror Mirror, and also topped George Clooney’s latest Hail, Caesar!‘s opening in February. Blumhouse horror film The Darkness performed about as expected with a $4.9 million opening. This is the lowest horror opening we’ve seen in awhile. Unless you count Victor Frankenstein (which opened with $2.5 million in November) as horror, The Green Inferno is the last to hit 1,500+ theaters and make less, opening with $3.5 million last September. The o% Rotten Tomatoes score still stands as of today, with only 15 critical reviews, and a 27% from the audience. In 5th is Mother’s Day, with a brutal 70% drop in its third weekend. So far Garry Marshall’s latest has made about half of what 2011’s New Year’s Eve drew in, and less than a quarter of Valentine’s Day.
Sixth place goes to Zootopia, which barely dipped at 12% in its eleventh weekend. The Disney animated film has grossed $331.8 million domestic and $970 million worldwide. Sequel The Huntsman: Winter’s War dropped 33% for a $2.6 million take in 7th place. Huntsman follows far behind its predecessor by $110 million domestic, and $130 million in foreign markets. Cat comedy Keanu took 8th, falling 41% at $1.9 million. The Key & Peele outing has made $18.63 million so far. Barbershop: The Next Cut followed in 9th with $1.66 million, dropping 40% from last weekend. And rounding up the Top 10 was The Boss, falling 37% for a $1.19 million take in its 6th weekend out. The Melissa McCarthy-starrer has grossed $61.159 million since it’s early April release.
This Friday will see three wide releases, all occupying some facet of the comedy space, and all with big name stars (or voice actors)–The Angry Birds Movie, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and The Nice Guys. So far, reviews have been positive for The Nice Guys and moderate for the other two. The original Neighbors opened to a sizable $49 million two years ago, and it’ll be interesting to see how much competition the humorous newcomers provide to reigning champ Civil War.
(Source: boxoffice.com. Starred figures are estimates. Figures represent numbers at time of writing, and may have changed.)
Parker Mills | Contributor