Captain America: Civil War held on to lead the box office a second straight weekend with an estimated $72.56 million in 4,226 theaters. The blockbuster superhero sequel starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., and Scarlett Johansson earned the eighth-highest second weekend of all time, or the 19th-highest second weekend when adjusting for ticket price inflation. The film’s 59.5 percent decline from last weekend was in line with the 59.4 percent second-weekend decline of last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the 56.6 percent decline of 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the 58.4 percent decline of 2013’s Iron Man 3.
With an estimated $295.89 million through 10 days of release, Captain America: Civil War has registered the seventh-highest 10-day start of all time, or 14th-highest when adjusting for ticket price inflation. The film is running 5.5 percent behind the $313.40 million 10-day gross of Avengers: Age of Ultron, 86.2 percent ahead of the $158.88 million 10-day take of Captain America: The Winter Soldier (though that film may have been hampered by its April release date), and 3.8 percent ahead of the $284.94 million 10-day start of Iron Man 3.
Captain America: Civil War started out with $19.44 million on Friday, increased 65 percent on Saturday to gross $32.07 million, and is estimated to decline 34 percent on Sunday to take in $21.04 million.
Disney held the top two spots for the second straight weekend, as The Jungle Book held the penultimate spot with an estimated $17.76 million in 3,970 theaters. The blockbuster live-action computer animated hybrid declined a modest 27.5 percent from last weekend, re-stabilizing after the 44.0 percent decline hit it took last weekend when up against the opening of Civil War. The Jungle Book started out with $4.20 million on Friday, increased 91.7 percent to make $8.05 million on Saturday, and is estimated to decline 31.6 percent on Sunday to take in $5.5 million.
The Jungle Book has now grossed an estimated $311.76 million through 31 days of release. This places the film 72.5 percent ahead of the $180.68 million 31-day gross of last year’s Cinderella, 54.3 percent ahead of the $202.01 million 31-day take of last year’s Maleficent, 46.6 percent ahead of the $212.60 start of 2013’s Oz the Great and Powerful, and less than one percent ahead of the $309.73 million 31-day gross of 2010’s Alice in Wonderland. In fact, Sunday marks the first time that The Jungle Book has led Alice in Wonderland‘s cumulative gross through the same number of days in release.
New release Money Monster debuted in third place with a respectable $15.0 million in 3,104 theaters. Sony / TriStar’s adult drama thriller starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts and directed by Jodie Foster started with $4.99 million on Friday, increased 21.9 percent to $6.08 million on Saturday, and is estimated to decline 35.5 percent to $3.92 million on Sunday. That places the film’s opening weekend to Friday ratio at 3.00.
Money Monster‘s opening weekend was 32.0 percent ahead of the $11.35 million opening for Clooney’s last release Hail Caesar! in February, 31.8 percent behind the $22.00 million opening of his 2014 film The Monuments Men, and 42.4 percent ahead of the $10.53 million opening for last year’s finance-themed The Big Short. Though the film has received mixed reviews, no true dramas for adults will be released for another month as the thick of the summer movie season arrives in earnest, potentially allowing Money Monster to corner that segment of the market.
High Top Releasing’s horror flick The Darkness came in fourth place with a modest estimated $5.18 million in 1,755 theaters, about in line with its low pre-release expectations. The supernatural horror film starring Kevin Bacon started with $2.13 million on Friday, declined 13.1 percent to earn $1.85 million on Saturday, and declined 35.1 percent for an estimated $1.20 million on Sunday. This gives the film an estimated opening weekend to Friday ratio of 2.43 to 1, not far off from most horror films.
Open Road’s Mother’s Day tumbled a tremendous 70.6 percent to gross an estimated $3.25 million in fifth place this weekend, on 3,291 theaters. This sharp decline was inevitable given film’s namesake holiday arriving last weekend. The movie has now earned $28.75 million through 17 days of release. That puts it 11.9 percent behind the $32.65 million 17-day total for 2011’s New Year’s Eve (though that film’s namesake holiday had not yet arrived by the equivalent point in its run), and a substantial 71.2 percent behind the $99.91 million 17-day total for 2010’s Valentine’s Day.
Elsewhere this weekend, Disney’s Zootopia claimed sixth place by declining a negligible 12.2 percent to earn an estimated $2.81 million in 1,935 theaters. This brings its total to $331.83 million in 73 days, and marked its first weekend ranking outside the top five after eight weekends. Only one other film has spent more weekends in the top five in the past year — Star Wars: The Force Awakens with nine weekends.
Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War dropped 34.7 percent to earn an estimated $2.58 million in 2,518 theaters. This brings its total to a disappointing $44.53 million in 24 days, or 67.5 percent behind the $137.12 million 24-day take of 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman. The Warner Bros. comedy Keanu declined 42.2 percent to make an estimated $1.90 million in 2,120 theaters, for a disappointing total of $18.61 million in 17 days.
In other news, A24’s The Lobster attained the best specialty opening weekend of the year so far. It earned $188,195 on only four screens in New York City and Los Angeles, for a $47,049 per-theater average, by far the highest of any film this weekend. The original romantic comedy starring Colin Farrell, which won the Cannes Jury Prize, is about a man who has to either find love or turn into the animal of his choice — in this case, a lobster. The film was originally slated for release earlier this year through distribution outfit Alchemy, which had bought the film’s rights following its Cannes 2015 debut. The Lobster moved to A24 in February, however, following financial uncertainty with its original distributor. A24 proved to be the ideal partner in the long-run, once again proving to be adept at handling difficult to market titles as it has in previous years with Under the Skin, Room, and Ex Machina.
Next weekend will see three major wide release: Sony / Columbia’s animated The Angry Birds Movie, Universal’s R-rated comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and the Warner Bros. comedy thriller The Nice Guys.
Captain America: Civil War maintained its overseas dominance with an estimated $84.2 million overseas this weekend from 55 territories. This ups its overseas total to $645.0 million and its global total to $940.8 million. Key performances to date include $155.8 million in China, $60.1 million in Korea, $46.7 million in the United Kingdom, $39.2 million in Mexico, $32.9 million in Brazil, $23.0 million in Japan, $21.6 million in Australia, and $19.6 million in France.
The Jungle Book earned an estimated $15.2 million overseas this weekend from 50 territories. This brings its overseas total to an $516.3 million and its global total to $828.06 million. Total grosses to date for individual markets include $151.0 million in China, $56.5 million in the United Kingdom, $37.4 million in India, $23.5 million in Mexico, $23.4 million in France, $21.3 million in Australia, and $20.1 million in Russia.
Fellow Disney release Zootopia claimed an estimated $4.7 million from 17 territories. Respective current overseas and global totals for Zootopia stand at $638.0 million and $969.8 million.
Ahead of its May 20 domestic launch, Universal’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising grossed an estimated $8.8 million from 34 territories, from an overseas total of $19.7 million so far. Universal’s fellow release The Huntsman: Winter’s War earned an estimated $2.0 million overseas in 63 territories, bringing its overseas total to $109.4 million.
Domestic Weekend Studio Estimates for Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016:
|1||Captain America: Civil War||$72,563,000||-59%||4,226||0||$17,171||$295,892,078||2||Disney|
|2||The Jungle Book (2016)||$17,764,000||-27%||3,970||-174||$4,475||$311,760,110||5||Disney|
|3||Money Monster||$15,000,000||—||3,104||—||$4,832||$15,000,000||1||Sony / TriStar|
|4||The Darkness||$5,180,000||—||1,755||—||$2,952||$5,180,000||1||High Top / BH Tilt|
|5||Mother’s Day (2016)||$3,259,205||-71%||3,291||150||$990||$28,757,325||3||Open Road|
|7||The Huntsman: Winter’s War||$2,580,000||-35%||2,518||-383||$1,025||$44,539,250||4||Universal|
|8||Keanu||$1,900,000||-42%||2,120||-561||$896||$18,612,503||3||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|9||Barbershop: The Next Cut||$1,675,000||-40%||1,333||-401||$1,257||$51,355,702||5||Warner Bros. / New Line|
|11||Ratchet & Clank||$569,000||-61%||1,258||-1637||$452||$8,086,257||3||Focus / Gramercy|
|1||Sing Street||$636,000||45%||525||372||$1,211||$1,909,135||5||Weinstein Company|
|2||The Man Who Knew Infinity||$535,828||143%||194||154||$2,762||$944,203||3||IFC Films|
|3||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||$535,000||-49%||744||-849||$719||$328,214,243||8||Warner Bros.|
|4||My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||$468,000||-28%||717||77||$653||$58,955,890||8||Universal|
|5||The Meddler||$393,128||27%||127||74||$3,095||$1,126,301||4||Sony Pictures Classics|
|6||Hello, My Name Is Doris||$248,944||-28%||257||-30||$969||$13,780,424||10||Roadside Attractions|
|7||A Hologram for the King||$233,475||-54%||346||-60||$675||$3,872,396||4||Roadside Attractions|
|9||10 Cloverfield Lane||$190,000||71%||260||84||$731||$71,700,806||10||Paramount|
|10||Criminal (2016)||$146,000||-51%||346||-171||$422||$14,562,247||5||Lionsgate / Summit|
|11||London Has Fallen||$136,000||56%||180||55||$756||$62,251,298||11||Focus / Gramercy|
|12||Compadres||$125,000||-38%||127||-85||$984||$2,970,210||4||Lionsgate / Pantelion|
|13||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||$83,000||-23%||160||-50||$519||$65,845,792||9||Lionsgate / Summit|
|2||A Bigger Splash||$185,000||62%||26||21||$7,115||$367,429||2||Fox Searchlight|
|3||Love & Friendship||$132,750||—||4||—||$33,188||$132,750||1||Roadside / Amazon|
|5||Miles Ahead||$86,304||-36%||84||-57||$1,027||$2,403,445||7||Sony Pictures Classics|
|6||Papa: Hemingway in Cuba||$66,971||-66%||78||-130||$859||$1,024,015||3||Yari Film Group|
|7||Everybody Wants Some!!||$60,000||-44%||72||-59||$833||$3,368,629||7||Paramount|
|8||The Family Fang||$56,605||-40%||49||-3||$1,155||$208,557||3||Starz Digital|
|9||Meet the Blacks||$34,858||-36%||63||-23||$553||$9,007,423||7||Freestyle Releasing|
|10||Dark Horse (2016)||$25,362||83%||10||7||$2,536||$45,029||2||Sony Pictures Classics|
|11||Saturday’s Warrior||$19,972||93%||17||2||$1,175||$556,377||7||Purdie Distribution|
|12||Dheepan||$19,700||-3%||5||3||$3,940||$50,367||2||IFC Films / Sundance Selects|
|13||Pelé: Birth of a Legend||$7,875||—||3||—||$2,625||$7,875||1||IFC Films|
|14||Louder Than Bombs||$5,650||-36%||25||20||$226||$156,952||6||The Orchard|