Captain America: Civil War unstoppable at weekend box office

Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War charged the box office last weekend, easily pummeling its competitors. This weekend, it further established its overwhelming dominance.

The Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. superhero smash hit reeled in $72.6 million domestically this weekend to add to its already steep box office sum, which now towers at $295.9 million. With a 4.2 star rating from users, the Disney standout now has $941 million to its name on the worldwide scale. It’s in its second weekend of release in North America, but third internationally. The film is expected to cross the $1 billion mark in the next week, and if it does, it’ll become 2016’s most successful film at the box office. This year’s current champion is Zootopia, which has a worldwide box office sum of $968 million.

The Jungle Book, which enjoyed a firm grasp over the box office crown for three consecutive weeks until Captain America: Civil War tore through the ranks, reclaimed second place on this week’s box office list. Scooping up an additional $17.8 million this weekend to bring its total box office earning to $311.8 million, the Jon Favreau-directed Disney picture remains a favorite among users with a superb 4.5 star rating.

Despite its Hollywood star power fueled by Julia Roberts and George Clooney, Money Monster failed to topple the real money monsters of this list in Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book. With a 3.8 star rating from readers, the crime thriller brought $15 million back to the bank in its premiere weekend. It’s the fourth film Oscar-winning actress Jodie Foster has taken the reins on as director.

With its appropriately-timed Friday the 13th release, The Darkness crept its way onto this list, scaring $5.2 million out of audiences in its premiere weekend. Although only eight votes were cast, the horror film starring Kevin Bacon received a remarkable 5 star rating from users. It only screened in the U.S. over the weekend and a Canadian release date has yet to be determined.

Mother’s Day weekend may now be in the rear-view mirror, but the film that pays homage to maternal figures hung on to a top-five finish at the box office. Mother’s Day, starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and in her second picture on this list, Julia Roberts, walked away from the box office with $3.3 million. That addition brings the total profit of the Garry Mashall movie, which received a rather poor 2.6 star rating on, to $28.8 million.

~Matthew Pariselli

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  1. moviesteve • May 16, 2016 @ 5:55 PM

    Surprise, surprise. So over the franchise.

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