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Captain America: Civil War scores with a huge debut

As expected, it was a huge weekend at the box office. Here’s what went down:

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Captain America: Civil War debut in the top spot this weekend with an estimated three-day haul of an outstanding $182.5 million. While down from the high expectations of an over $200 million by some (including me), this was the biggest opener for a Captain America film, as well as the fifth biggest opening weekend of all time. Reviews have been stellar for Civil War, and it should have decent legs over the next few weeks, as it tries to hit the $400 million mark. While it may be a longshot, there’s always a possibility. We’ll be watching.

As for the rest of the top five, Disney’s The Jungle Book hit second place with $18.3 million. Mother’s Day was in third place with $7.5 million, down just 10% from its opening weekend. The Huntsman: Winter’s War was in fourth place with $3.3 million, while Keanu closed things out in fifth with $2.9 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Captain America: Civil War – $210 million
2) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $20 million
3) Mother’s Day – $6 million
4) The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $5 million
5) Keanu – $4.5 million

And here’s how the weekend turned out:

1) Captain America: Civil War – $182.5 million
2) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $18.3 million
3) Mother’s Day – $7.5 million
4) The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $3.3 million
5) Keanu – $2.9 million

Next weekend sees the release of Money Monster and The Darkness. Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on May 8, 2016, in box office predictions, Captain America, General, Marvel, movies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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