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Weekend Box Office Report: May 20-22, 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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