After any huge opening weekend, especially within the summer months, it's fairly common that any movie drops roughly 50% in its second weekend. After opening with a massive $179.1 million last weekend, Captain America: Civil War still won its second weekend with a landslide victory at the box office over new releases Money Monster and The Darkness with $72.5 million. This superhero adventure did drop 59.5% from its opening weekend, but even with this sizeable decrease, the first Marvel Phase 3 adventure is in good shape to cross $1 billion worldwide sometime this week.
Box Office Mojo reports that Captain America: Civil War has earned $295.8 million domestically and $645 million internationally for a worldwide total of $940.8 million, from a $250 million budget. After just two weeks in theaters, this superhero adventure has already become the seventh-highest domestic release within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and fourth highest worldwide release. The movie still has quite a ways to go if in wants to catch Marvel's biggest movie ever, 2012's The Avengers, which earned $623.3 million domestically and $1.5 billion worldwide.
Steve Rogers leads a newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. The action is set in the aftermath of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Following another incident involving the Avengers that results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps, one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark's surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. The movie introduces to new members to the Marvel family with Black Panther and Spider-Man.
Disney's other big box office hit, The Jungle Book, remained in second place this weekend, dropping just 27.7% to take in $17.7 million in its fifth weekend in theaters. This beloved adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's literary classic has taken in $311.7 million domestically and $828 million worldwide. The movie's domestic tally is the fourth highest this year, behind Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($328.2 million), Zootopia ($331.8 million) and Deadpool ($362.5 million). With all of those movies winding down their theatrical runs, we'll have to wait and see if both The Jungle Book or Captain America: Civil War, which has the fifth highest domestic total this year, will be able to catch them.
Money Monster debuted in 3,104 theaters, with The Darkness arriving on 1,755 screens. Both of those theater counts pale in comparison to Marvel's Civil War's 4,226 debut rollout last weekend, and even the 4,144 theater count for another Disney hit, The Jungle Book. Neither of these new releases have been big hits with critics, with Money Monster earning a middling 56% score on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Darkness has put up a big goose egg, with a 0% score from just 15 reviews. Money Monster debuted in third place this weekend with $15 million and a $4,832 per-screen average, followed by The Darkness in fourth place with $5.1 million and a $2,952 per-screen average. The top 5 was rounded out by Mother's Day with $3.2 million.
Money Monster is a real-time, high stakes thriller where George Clooney and Julia Roberts star as financial TV host Lee Gates and his producer Patty, who are put in an extreme situation when an irate investor who has lost everything (Jack O'Connell) forcefully takes over their studio. During a tense standoff broadcast to millions on live TV, Lee and Patty must work furiously against the clock to unravel the mystery behind a conspiracy at the heart of today's fast-paced, high-tech global markets. Jodie Foster directs this thriller, with a supporting cast that includes Caitriona Balfe, Dominic West, Giancarlo Esposito and Emily Meade.
The Darkness is the latest from the director of the cult classic, Wolf Creek, Greg McLean. This supernatural thriller follows a family who returns home from vacation at the Grand Canyon. They innocently bring home a supernatural force that preys off their own fears and vulnerabilities, threatening to destroy them from within, while consuming their lives with terrifying consequences. Kevin Bacon and Jennifer Morrison star as the parents, with a supporting cast that includes Ming-Na Wen, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz, Tara Lynne Barr, Paul Reiser at Matt Walsh.
Rounding out the top 10 is Zootopia ($2.8 million) The Huntsman: Winter's War ($2.5 million), Keanu ($1.9 million), Barbershop: The Next Cut ($1.6 million) and The Boss ($1.1 million). Also opening in limited release this weekend are A24's The Lobster, which earned an impressive $188,095 from four theaters for a $47,024 per-screen average. Roadside Attractions' Love & Friendship also fared well with $132,750 from four theaters for a $33,188 per-screen average, although Focus World's Search Party only earned $4,000 from 10 theaters for a measly $400 per-screen average. No box office data was released for Magnolia's High-Rise, Well Go USA's Kill Zone 2, Broad Green Pictures' Last Days in the Desert and Magnolia's Sunset Song. It isn't known if there are expansion plans for any of these movies at this time.
Looking ahead to next weekend, Civil War will face its biggest threat yet, going up against three high-profile new releases, Sony Pictures Animation's The Angry Birds Movie, Universal's comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Warner Bros. period crime comedy The Nice Guys. Also opening in limited release next weekend are Sony Pictures Classics' Maggie's Plan, CJ Entertainment's Phantom Detective, FUNimation Films' Project Itoh - Harmony, Oscilloscope Pictures' drama Ma ma and IFC's documentary Weiner. Be sure to check back on Sunday for the box office estimates, and again on Tuesday for next week's predictions. Until then, take a look at our predictions for the weekend of May 13.
|1||Captain America: Civil War|
|2||The Jungle Book|
|7||The Huntsman: Winter’s War|
|9||Barbershop: The Next Cut|