YOUR WEEKEND BOX OFFICE ACTUALS (05.23.16)

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THE WEEKEND ACTUALS

    Weekend Opening Weekend Current Gross
The Angry Birds Movie $38.155 million $38.155 million $38.155 million
Captain America: Civil War $32.940 million $179.139 million $347.216 million
Neighbors 2 $21.760 million $21.760  million $21.760 million
 The Nice Guys $11.203 million $11.203 million $11.203 million
The Jungle Book  $10.944 million $103.261 million $327.425 million

The Angry Birds Movie swooped into theaters this weekend, surprising everyone by overtaking Captain America: Civil War for the #1 spot. A first outing of $38 million is great news for Sony and /game-makers Rovio, as Birds stands to fall quickly in the face of new openers Alice Through the Looking Glass and X-Men: Apocalypse. For now, though, it can happily roost in 1st, a good deal ahead of its competition and an additional $112 million from overseas. Civil War dropped 55% in its third weekend, but it’s taken the fourth place spot on all MCU films besides. At $347 million, Cap is $62 million behind third place Iron Man 3‘s $409 million take. The latest Marvel showing has soundly bested Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, leaving it in the dust by $19 million , and is only $15.5 million behind the shockingly successful Deadpool, a fellow Marvel brand under the Fox banner. Civil War also passed $1 billion worldwide, the first 2016 film to do so, despite Zootopia coming close.

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Fellow newcomers Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Nice Guys took 3rd and 4th place, respectively. Neighbors 2 opened $27 million down from its predecessor, but that isn’t too bad when taking into account its estimated $35 million budget. Summer comedies tend to have legs, and the next comedy (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping) won’t hit theaters for another couple weeks. Shane Black’s The Nice Guys performed a bit under what was expected, but the 1970s comedy-mystery is admittedly niche. Word of mouth could save this one in the long run. Reviews and fan response has been largely positive, praising the easy buddy comedy chemistry between stars Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Disney’s The Jungle Book took 5th, falling 36%. The CGI stunner has grossed $858 worldwide so far, and domestically it’s ahead of 2010’s Alice in Wonderland day-to-date, its competitor for the top spot of Disney’s live action remakes. With Alice Through the Looking Glass opening this weekend, Jungle only has a few more days to catch up the $7 million difference needed to beat the first Alice.

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Sixth place went to Money Monster, which experienced a 53% drop in its second showing, bringing in $7 million for a cumulative of $27 million. Similarly, The Darkness, in 7th, dropped 54% for a take of $2.3 million, with a total of $8.4 million. Zootopia followed in 8th with $1.7 million in its 12th weekend. The animated flick has pulled in $334.4 million domestic, and is only shy of the $1 billion mark by $18 million worldwide. Ninth place belonged to The Huntsman: Winter’s War with $1.2 million, a fall of 54%, and Mother’s Day wrapped up the Top 10 with a 65% fall and $1.1 take. In limited, A24’s The Lobster has continued to earn steadily, expanding to locations and a total gross of $1 million so far. Documentary Weiner opened in 5 locations and grossed $85.5 thousand, while Maggie’s Plan followed with $63.3 thousand in the same number of theaters.

This weekend will be another busy one, with franchise favorites Alice in Wonderland 2 and X-Men: Apocalypse opening wide. The original Alice opened to $116 million back in 2010, the first of Disney’s live action reboots, and still the highest debut. Apocalypse follows a string of big X-Men openings, and has already opened with over $100 million across 75 international markets.

(Source: boxoffice.com. Starred figures are estimates. Figures represent numbers at time of writing, and may have changed.)

Parker Mills | Contributor
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