Disney dominated the weekend with the top two movies, both huge smashes already. Predictably, at #1 was ‘Captain America: Civil War’, followed by the still going strong ‘The Jungle Book’. ‘Captain America’ took in an additional $72.6 million which brings its domestic take to $295.9M in ten days. ‘The Jungle Book’ took in $17.8M bringing its total to over $311M.
As far as new movies, the George Clooney/Julia Roberts comedy ‘Money Monster’ opened at #3 with $15M. ‘The Darkness’ came in at #4 with $5.2M. I literally have no idea what that is. For the first time ever, I have absolutely never heard of a movie in the Top Five. (Okay, I looked it up. It’s a horror movie with Kevin Bacon.)
‘Mother’s Day’, which was pretty much panned across the board plunged after its titular holiday, but still managed to hang on to the #5 spot.
Here are the official numbers:
2. The Jungle Book $17.8 million
3. Money Monster $15 million
4. The Darkness $5.2 million
5. Mother’s Day $3.3 million
Universal may want to leave the live action fairy tales to Disney. The studio’s ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ has already fallen out of the top five, taking in only $2.8M (domestic), bringing its worldwide total to $153.9m. The studio is now banking on ‘Neighbors 2’ to make up for the losses its taking on ‘The Huntsman’, estimated to be roughly $70-100M.
In comic-related news, ‘Batman V Superman’ is rapidly fading, but it has now taken in $328.21M domestically.
In addition to ‘Neighbors 2’ starring Seth Rogan, Zac Efron, Dave Franco, Selena Gomez and Chloë Grace Moretz, next weekend sees the premiere of ‘Angry Birds’ (which should it prove successful, could pave the way for movies based on ‘Words With Friends’ and ‘Farmville’) and ‘The Nice Guys’ with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. Will these lighter films possibly dethrone ‘Civil War’? Guess we’ll have to wait and see!
Check back next week for updates!