Superheroes continued to dominate the box office in 2016, as the newcomers didn’t pose much of a threat for Earth’s Mightiest.
Repeating in the top spot is Captain America: Civil War, which made $72.5 million in its second weekend. Falling 59.5 percent from its massive opening, it suffered a steeper drop than we had predicted, but it’s still a very good hold. The film obviously continues to draw in large crowds thanks to the enthusiastic reception from critics and fans. Domestically, Civil War is up to $295.8 million, making it the fifth-highest grossing film of the year already. Globally, it’s in even greater shape, as its worldwide total is currently $940.8 million. Civil War is going to become the first movie of 2016 to punch its ticket to the $1 billion club, making it just the fourth Marvel Studios film to accomplish that feat.
In second once again is The Jungle Book, grossing $17.7 million. The fantasy hit is now at $311.7 million Stateside.
Opening in third is the drama/thriller Money Monster (read our review), which brought in $15 million during its first three days. Though the film featured A-listers like George Clooney and Julia Roberts, their star power wasn’t enough to attract a widespread audience. The middling reviews are probably to blame for that, since Money Monster earned a generally mixed response. At the same time, it was able to perform well as a counter-programming option for adults uninterested in big budget affair, and it only cost $27 million to make. Money Monster is unlikely to become a massive hit, but it could still turn a profit when it’s all said and done.
At #4 is the horror film The Darkness with just $5.1 million in its opening weekend. Awareness was an issue for the small production, and it wasn’t helped by all the negative reviews it scored. That one-two punch meant that The Darkness couldn’t break out of its niche appeal, as only the die-hard horror fans probably checked it out.
Rounding out the top five is Mother’s Day. Grossing $3.2 million in its third weekend, the film is now at $28.7 million domestically.
Disney’s Zootopia is the #6 film with $2.8 million. The animated smash keeps chugging along and is up to $331.8 million in the States.
In seventh is The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which grossed $2.5 million to raise its domestic total to $44.5 million.
Keanu comes in eighth, grossing $1.9 million in its third weekend. The comedy is now up to $18.6 million.
The #9 film this week is Barbershop: The Next Cut. The sequel made $1.6 million to increase its U.S. total to $51.3 million.
Melissa McCarthy’s The Boss caps off the top 10 with $1.1 million. It’s now at $61.1 million in the States.
[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 16 — at which time we’ll update this post with any changes.]
Source: Box Office Mojo