Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Is Number One Again, Obviously
In news that should surprise no one at all, Captain America: Civil War remained number one at the box office in its second weekend, dominating a week where the only new competition was a thriller skewed toward older audiences and a barely marketed horror film.
|1||Captain America: Civil War||$72,563,000 (-59.5)||$17,171||$295,892,000|
|2||The Jungle Book||$17,764,000 (-27.5)||$4,475||$311,760,000|
|5||Mother’s Day||$3,259,000 (-70.6)||$990||$28,757,000|
|7||The Huntsman: Winter’s War||$2,580,000 (-34.7)||$1,025||$44,539,000|
|9||Barbershop: The Next Cut||$1,675,000 (-40.2)||$1,257||$51,355,000|
|10||The Boss||$1,180,000 (-38.3)||$874||$61,141,000|
Civil War made $72 million in its second week, suffering a large (but typical for a film of this size) drop of 59 percent. That puts the latest Captain America adventure at $295 million at the domestic office. It should cross $300 million within a day or two. Heck, it may even surpass the domestic gross of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by next weekend, if you’re keeping an eye on which superhero-versus-superhero movie is winning the year. That question has already been settled on the international front, as Civil War is now within spitting distance of $1 billion worldwide. The next major milestone is $400 million, and if Civil War does make it there, it may be by the skin of its teeth — there is a ton of competition waiting in the wings. Nevertheless, it’s a huge hit and another home run for Disney.
Speaking of home runs for Disney, The Jungle Book hung out in the second spot, grossing $17 million while dropping a tiny 25 percent. Civil War will ultimately make more money, but the consistently small percentage drops over the past month have revealed one thing: people really, really like this movie. Despite that $311 million at the domestic box office, the film will probably struggle to make it to $1 billion internationally (if it makes it at all), but it’s still an enormous hit.
Let’s round out the Disney trifecta with Zootopia, which fell a minuscule 12 percent in sixth pace, grossing just under $3 million for a grand total of $331 million. But unlike The Jungle Book, this one is painfully close to $1 billion worldwide. It’s going to be close. It’s hard to imagine anyone getting upset about numbers like these — an animated movie about talking animals beat Batman v Superman at the box office.
The new releases were a little lost in the blockbuster noise this week. Money Monster opened with $15 million, which isn’t great — but it isn’t disastrous, either. The reported budget was under $30 million, so if it plays decently for a few weeks, it’ll be in the black. Since the targeted audience for a film like this tends to skew a little older than the superhero crowds, it wouldn’t be surprising in the slightest to watch this turn into a sleeper hit as people make it out to the theater next week and the week after.
And with only $5 million in fourth place, The Darkness showcases what happens to a horror movie when it’s dumped into theaters with little promotion.
Also of note is Mother’s Day, which debuted to lousy numbers two weeks ago before getting a boost from its namesake holiday last weekend, and plummeting a devastating 70 percent this weekend. It’ll top out with less than $40 million when all is said and done.