Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Delivers Powerhouse $72.6 Million
Captain America is still commander of the box office, as Captain America: Civil War came in at No. 1 for a second week with a powerhouse $72.6 million gross.
So far, Captain America: Civil War has earned $296 million in North America and $645 million overseas, which appears to indicate that “superhero fatigue” has been a bit overblown in the media. Hell, if anything, this illustrates the desire for more superhero blockbusters, particularly in overseas markets. Of course, the total is higher internationally due in larger part to the film releasing in overseas markets a week earlier than it did in North America. But with a current gross of $941 million globally, this Marvel film is likely to become one of the fastest to ever cross $1 billion worldwide, and it’s likely to become one of two movies over the next month to reach that milestone for Disney, as The Jungle Book has passed $800 million worldwide itself.
On the subject of The Jungle Book, the film remains strong a full month into its release, which I’m not sure anyone was predicting back when Disney announced it would be doing a live-action version of the classic 1967 animated film. Yet here we are, racking up the insane ticket sales, just the same. The Jungle Book came in at No. 2 with $17.8 million, enough to keep ahead of this weekend’s biggest new offering, the George Clooney/Julia Roberts thriller Money Monster, which is the first team-up for Clooney and Roberts since Ocean’s Twelve which, coincidentally, came out 12 years ago. With a gross of $15 million, Money Monster came in at No. 3, which is a solid showing for a movie caught in the early weeks of the summer movie season. There’s still a lot of ground to cover for the movie to turn a profit on its $27 million budget, but it’s looking promising, at the moment.
Another film showing promising gains this weekend was newcomer The Darkness, a supernatural horror thriller from director Greg McLean. Starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and Gotham‘s David Mazouz, The Darkness earned $5.2 million to come in at No. 4. In one weekend, the film has already recouped its modest $4 million budget, and is well on the road to turning a profit for Blumhouse Productions, Chapter One Films and EMU Creek Pictures, as well as distributors Blumhouse Tilt, High Top Releasing and Universal Pictures. Rounding out the top five was Gary Marshall’s ensemble comedy Mother’s Day, which earned $3.1 million. The bad news here is that this is a 72 percent decline from last week. The good news, however, is that Mother’s Day has performed well above expectations, earning $28.6 million in North America so far.
But how did the rest of the Top 10 do at the weekend box office? Check out the full Top 10 below:
TOP 10 AT THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: 05/16/2016
1. Captain America: Civil War ($72.6 million)
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)
6. Zootopia ($2.8 million)
7. The Huntsman: Winter’s War ($2.6 million)
8. Keanu ($1.9 million)
9. Barbershop: The Next Cut ($1.7 million)
10. The Boss ($1.2 million)
What, if anything, did you see at the movies this weekend? What do you want to see? And what are you looking forward to in the future? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on the weekend in film and entertainment, watch the official release trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie starring Michael Fassbender!