Whether you were #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan, all fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe had something to celebrate at the box office this weekend and showed up in droves.
Disney’s monster 2016 (which has only really begun) continued with the North American premiere of Captain America: Civil War (read our review). Already a major hit overseas, the film brought in $181.7 million domestically in its first three days, which is the third-highest opening for an MCU film to date. It only trails the first two Avengers films. On the all-time charts, Civil War ranks as the fifth largest debut in history, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, and the aforementioned Avengers movies. That is a tremendous start for one of the year’s most anticipated films, and it is well on its way to the $1 billion club. So far, it’s made $678.3 million worldwide.
Civil War is now poised to have a long, fruitful run at the box office. The next big “event” film is X-Men: Apocalypse, which opens over Memorial Day weekend. This means Captain America 3 will go relatively unchallenged for most of the month, being the clear go-to option for blockbuster entertainment. It certainly helps the reaction was enthusiastic from both fans and critics, which ensures Civil War will have long legs. After a massive opening like this, it’s sure to take a bit of a hit in its second weekend, but it’ll hold well until the other tentpoles arrive.
In a very distant second is The Jungle Book with $21.8 million. The latest from director Jon Favreau is now up to $284.9 million in the States.
Coming in third aptly enough is Mother’s Day, taking advantage of its namesake to draw in a decent crowd. The ensemble film made $9 million over the weekend to raise its domestic total to $20.7 million.
The #4 film of the week is The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The fantasy flop brought in $3.5 million in its third week and is now up to $40.3 million Stateside.
Rounding out the top five is Keanu. The comedy took a sizable 67.4 percent drop in its second weekend and made just $3 million. It’s now at $15.1 million domestically.
In sixth is Barbershop: The Next Cut, which grossed $2.7 million over the weekend. The comedy sequel is up to $48.7 million domestically.
Animated smash Zootopia comes in seventh with $2.6 million. Business is obviously decreasing for the film, but it’s still holding well more than two months into its run. It’s now at $327.6 million.
The Boss comes in eighth with $1.7 million. The R-rated comedy is now at $59.1 million in the States.
Coming at #9 is Ratchet & Clank. The video game adaptation brought in $1.4 million in its second weekend to raise its domestic total to $7 million.
Finishing off the top 10 is Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The year’s first superhero showdown added $1 million to its domestic total, which is now at $327.2 million.
[NOTE: These are only weekend box office estimates — based on Friday and Saturday ticket sales coupled with adjusted expectations for Sunday. Official weekend box office results will be released on Monday, May 9 — at which time we’ll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo