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Captain America: Civil War holds off Money Monster at the box office

It was another huge weekend at the box office for the latest Marvel movie, while at least one new release managed to find a bit of an audience. Here’s what went down:

Civil War

Captain America: Civil War was in the top spot for the second weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $72 million and raising its two week total to an outstanding $295 million. The film should have no problem passing the $400 million mark in North America, which will put the comparable Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice to serious shame.

As for the rest of the top five, Disney’s The Jungle Book was in second place with $16 million as it passed the $300 million mark, bringing its total to $309 million. Money Monster debut in third place with an estimated $14.5 million – not a great number for the star power of George Clooney and Julia Roberts, but this is adult fare and could have legs over the next few weeks.

Horror film The Darkness tanked in fourth place with just $5 million, while Mother’s Day closed things out in fifth place with $3.2 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Captain America: Civil War – $85 million
2) Money Monster – $20 million
3) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $15.5 million
4) The Darkness – $8 million
5) Mother’s Day – $5 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Captain America: Civil War – $72 million
2) Disney’s The Jungle Book – $16 million
3) Money Monster – $14.5 million
4) The Darkness – $5 million
5) Mother’s Day – $3.2 million

Next weekend sees the release of The Angry Birds Movie, The Nice Guys, and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. 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 15, 2016, in box office predictions, General and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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