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Weekend Box Office Report: May 20-22, 2016

05.22.2016

The Angry Birds fly to the top!

Animated birds managed to successfully soar from mobile devices to the big screen this weekend, putting THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE in the #1 spot at the box office with an estimated $39 million!

For adaptations of videogames, that opening is second only to TOMB RAIDER's $47 million debut back in 2001. It's also the third best opening for an animated release from Sony, behind their two HOTEL TRANSYVLANIA movies.

The family feature, which cost a reported $73 million to produce, opened a week early in international territories and is up to a worldwide total of $151 milion. Critics weren't feeling much feathered fun and gave it the bird with a 42% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR was ousted from the top after two weekends as it collected another $33.1 million. Its domestic total of $347.3 million makes it the second-biggest release of the year (still behind DEADPOOL's $362 million), while the superhero spat's $1.05 billion worldwide total has passed THE DARK KNIGHT on the list of highest-grossing movies.

The R-rated comedy sequel NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING opened in third place with $21.7 million. That's less than half the $49 million start of the Seth Rogen/Rose Byrne/Zac Efron original, which went on to a surprising $150 million domestic total (and $270 million worldwide) back in 2014.

The follow-up, which pits the trio against Chloe Moretz and her party girls, cost a reported $35 million (compared to the $18 million price tag of the first) and has made an additional $30 million from overseas audiences. It barely passed with critics, earning a grade of 61% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Opening in fourth was the new R-rated comedy THE NICE GUYS with $11.2 million. Writer-director Shane Black paired Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling for the 70s-era detective tale, which cost a reported $50 million to make. Despite its placement on the chart, it received the strongest reviews of the week's new releases with a 90% average on Rotten Tomatoes.

Disney's live-action THE JUNGLE BOOK was displaced down to fifth with $11 million, leading to a domestic total of $327.4 million after six weekends in theaters and a worldwide total of $857 million.

The George Clooney/Julia Roberts thriller MONEY MONSTER was in sixth place with $7 million, down 52% from its opening last weekend for a 10-day total of $27.1 million (its approximate production cost). The Kevin Bacon horror movie THE DARKNESS came in seventh with $2.3 million, also losing 52% from its meager debut last weekend (although it did climb to 5% on Rotten Tomatoes after a big zero last week).

Toward the bottom, Disney's third 2016 blockbuster ZOOTOPIA has now been in the Top 10 for three months, and has crawled to $981 million worldwide. The action-fantasy THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR and the ensemble comedy MOTHER'S DAY closed out the list.

Outside the chart, comedies THE BOSS, KEANU and BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT all slipped out of sight, while in limited release, the Colin Farrell oddball comedy-drama THE LOBSTER added 20 screens for a new $1 million total.

Next weekend's Memorial Day holiday features more of Johnny Depp's hatted antics in Disney's live-action sequel ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and Bryan Singer's mutant mayhem in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE (which has already made $103 million from its launch in international territories).

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. The Angry Birds Movie $39 M
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2. Captain America: Civil War $33.1 M $347.9 M
3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising $21.7 M
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4. The Nice Guys $11.2 M
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5. The Jungle Book $11 M $327.4 M
6. Money Monster $7 M $27.1 M
7. The Darkness $2.3 M $8.4 M
8. Zootopia $1.7 M $334.4 M
9. The Huntsman: Winter's War $1.1 M $46.6 M
10. Mother's Day $1.1 M $31.2 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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