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Weekend Box Office Report: May 6-8, 2016

05.08.2016

Captain America: Civil War battles to big bucks!

The quarrel between Marvel's mighty heroes attracted a massive crowd this weekend, as CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR ruled the box office with an estimated $181.7 million!

Throwing together a sprawling cast of secondary characters was clearly advantageous for Cap's third "solo" movie -- CIVIL WAR's opening weekend itself surpassed the $176.6 million domestic total of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and nearly doubled the $95 million start of CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER.

The star-spangled superhero's disagreement with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark even managed to conquer the huge $174.1 million opening of his IRON MAN 3 on this same weekend in 2013.

With characters assembling from a dozen previous Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (plus a couple of new players), it was only a question of how big of a blockbuster CIVIL WAR would be. Although the expansive roster made it seem more like an AVENGERS movie, the opening of CIVIL WAR did fall a bit short of THE AVENGERS ($207.4 million) and last summer's AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON ($191.2 million).

But CIVIL WAR did have the fifth-highest opening weekend in history, and also defeated the recently released costumed clash from the distinguished competition -- BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE opened to $166 million in March.

Still, even with Cap's colossal opening weekend, the highest domestic total of 2016 (for the time being) remains another Marvel comic-book adaptation: DEADPOOL's $362 million.

Thanks to its overseas head start, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR had already collected $292 million internationally before going into the weekend, and the sequel now sits at a worldwide total of $678.3 million. (CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, also directed by the Russo brothers, finished its entire theatrical run with $714 million worldwide.)

Marvel and Disney's PG-13 ensemble brawl cost a reported $250 million to produce, and critics cheered the fisticuffs with 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Disney's own THE JUNGLE BOOK finally relinquished the box office throne after three weekends on top, moving to second place with another $21.8 million for a domestic total of $284.9 million. Director (and previous MCU participant) Jon Favreau's live-action version of the Rudyard Kipling story has generated $776 million worldwide.

Getting a boost from the actual holiday was director Garry Marshall's comedy MOTHER'S DAY, moving up a spot to third place with $9 million, a 7% increase from its opening last weekend for a $20.7 million 10-day domestic total.

Everything else on the list wrestled for leftovers. The action-fantasy THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER'S WAR was in fourth with $3.5 million, and has managed to pull in $146 million worldwide so far. The R-rated kitten comedy KEANU from Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele landed in fifth with $3 million, down 67% from last week's opening for a 10-day total of $15.1 million (its approximate production cost).

BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT was in sixth with $2.7 million, closely followed by Disney's third smash in the Top 10 ZOOTOPIA with $2.6 million. In addition to a domestic total that is now almost an incredible four-and-a-half times that of its $75 million opening weekend, the talking animal 'toon is up to a worldwide total of $956 million.

At the bottom of the list were Melissa McCarthy's R-rated comedy THE BOSS, the videogame adaptation RATCHET & CLANK (plunging 70% from its opening last week), and BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE after seven weekends in theaters, while the Kevin Costner action-thriller CRIMINAL departed the chart.

Next weekend offers the George Clooney/Julia Roberts thriller MONEY MONSTER and the horror movie THE DARKNESS, and limited releases include Tom Hiddleston in HIGH-RISE, Colin Farrell in THE LOBSTER and Ewan McGregor as Jesus in LAST DAYS IN THE DESERT.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Captain America: Civil War $181.7 M
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2. The Jungle Book $21.8 M $284.9 M
3. Mother's Day $9 M $20.7 M
4. The Huntsman: Winter's War $3.5 M $40.3 M
5. Keanu $3 M $15.1 M
6. Barbershop: The Next Cut $2.7 M $48.7 M
7. Zootopia $2.6 M $327.6 M
8. The Boss $1.7 M $59.1 M
9. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice $1 M $327.2 M

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7:39AM on 05/09/2016

Great movie

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3:04AM on 05/09/2016
It's so close to be $200 million for the opening weekend.
It's so close to be $200 million for the opening weekend.
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9:25PM on 05/08/2016

Great movie

Fantastic movie and was not over hyped , was better than i thought it would be.
Fantastic movie and was not over hyped , was better than i thought it would be.
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8:04PM on 05/08/2016
Good fun! Nice stakes. I'm not a Marvel die-hard, and have yet to see Avengers 2, Ant-Man (though a friend of mine gave it to me and I ought to do that eventually), or any of the Thor movies, but this is what I really wanted to see. The Marvel standard-bearers going toe-to-toe over philosophical differences against a backdrop that bears some resemblance to real-world in-fighting (except with more punching) . I'm also pumped for the Black Panther and Spider-Man movies (Chadwick Boseman commanded
Good fun! Nice stakes. I'm not a Marvel die-hard, and have yet to see Avengers 2, Ant-Man (though a friend of mine gave it to me and I ought to do that eventually), or any of the Thor movies, but this is what I really wanted to see. The Marvel standard-bearers going toe-to-toe over philosophical differences against a backdrop that bears some resemblance to real-world in-fighting (except with more punching) . I'm also pumped for the Black Panther and Spider-Man movies (Chadwick Boseman commanded every scene he was in, and Tom Holland played up Peter Parker's insecurities perfectly).
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3:04AM on 05/09/2016
I would pick Ant-Man as it's a better movie than Avengers 2.
I would pick Ant-Man as it's a better movie than Avengers 2.
4:12PM on 05/08/2016
Yep it's good, but definitely overhyped. Not nearly as good as the critics say it is, just the same way Dawn of Justice isn't nearly as bad. It's certainly funnier than Dawn of Justice lol. Ant-Man was perfect. Best line in the film came from Iron Man "Does anybody else have any shocking and fantastic powers?" The story was frustrating. I didn't understand why more didn't side with Cap. Bucky was friggin' brainwashed by Hydra! The guy should get a pass for everything he did. And why the hell is
Yep it's good, but definitely overhyped. Not nearly as good as the critics say it is, just the same way Dawn of Justice isn't nearly as bad. It's certainly funnier than Dawn of Justice lol. Ant-Man was perfect. Best line in the film came from Iron Man "Does anybody else have any shocking and fantastic powers?" The story was frustrating. I didn't understand why more didn't side with Cap. Bucky was friggin' brainwashed by Hydra! The guy should get a pass for everything he did. And why the hell is everyone blaming the Avengers for innocent lives lost in NY, etc? Does nobody remember Loki, Aliens, Hydra, Ultron, and the rest of the bad guys! WTF!?
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3:27PM on 05/08/2016
Disney acquired well, and have let Marvel be Marvel. Not only Marvel but you buy the rights to Lucas properties, you buy the Muppets, basically Disney bought everyone's childhood and its paying off in spades. Civil was the single greatest spectacle I've seen on the big screen for me personally. That 10-15 minutes at the airport was a childhood dream come true. At 40 I sat in that chair like a 10 year old and loved every minute. But there was depth, there was feeling, there was a broad range of
Disney acquired well, and have let Marvel be Marvel. Not only Marvel but you buy the rights to Lucas properties, you buy the Muppets, basically Disney bought everyone's childhood and its paying off in spades. Civil was the single greatest spectacle I've seen on the big screen for me personally. That 10-15 minutes at the airport was a childhood dream come true. At 40 I sat in that chair like a 10 year old and loved every minute. But there was depth, there was feeling, there was a broad range of emotion in it to the point it appealed to everyone. But ultimately the most important factor is that there was a good story to be told that respected ALL of the characters legacies instead of shitting on them like BVS.
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10:32PM on 05/08/2016
Don't forget, they own Studio Ghibli, ABC, ESPN, and Pixar too.
Don't forget, they own Studio Ghibli, ABC, ESPN, and Pixar too.
3:17PM on 05/08/2016

Yay!

I always get super excited when huge corporations make hundreds of millions of dollars that will never, ever find their way to me. Have not been able to get out and check it out yet, but the House of Mouse can count my money in the pile before the week is out.
I always get super excited when huge corporations make hundreds of millions of dollars that will never, ever find their way to me. Have not been able to get out and check it out yet, but the House of Mouse can count my money in the pile before the week is out.
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5:40PM on 05/08/2016
lol Jeff, Still this is 10x better than the force Awakens.
lol Jeff, Still this is 10x better than the force Awakens.
5:52PM on 05/08/2016
Awesome. I'm hoping I'm at least somewhat blown away.
Awesome. I'm hoping I'm at least somewhat blown away.
2:30PM on 05/08/2016
Brilliant film. I'm excited as hell for the rest of the other comic book films to come out later this year (especially Doctor Strange), but none are going to come close to how amazing Civil War was. Just an overall fantastic ensemble film in every aspect of the word and Marvel has set the bar high (again) for the genre and quality of comic book films.
Brilliant film. I'm excited as hell for the rest of the other comic book films to come out later this year (especially Doctor Strange), but none are going to come close to how amazing Civil War was. Just an overall fantastic ensemble film in every aspect of the word and Marvel has set the bar high (again) for the genre and quality of comic book films.
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2:15PM on 05/08/2016
Stellar year for Disney so far with Zootopia, Jungle Book and Civil War. All critical acclaimed and financially successful. Especially Zootopia is impressive, a movie holding up so long isn't that common anymore, but well deserved with this one!
Stellar year for Disney so far with Zootopia, Jungle Book and Civil War. All critical acclaimed and financially successful. Especially Zootopia is impressive, a movie holding up so long isn't that common anymore, but well deserved with this one!
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