“Captain America: Civil War” Easily Wins Weekend Box Office Fight
The other movies in theaters right now were no match for Captain America: Civil War, which made history at the box office this weekend. The latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.) at odds, with the rest of the Avengers forced to pick sides. And it’s clear moviegoers picked Captain America: Civil War to see above all other film.
The superhero flick opened in first place with a whopping $181.8 million. That not only makes it the biggest Captain America opening yet, but also the fifth highest opening ever.
Perhaps needless to say, but it was a big drop to get to this weekend’s number two film. In that position was The Jungle Book with $21.9 million. Mother’s Day took third place on the Mother’s Day holiday weekend with $9 million.
At $3.6 million, The Huntsman: Winter’s War nabbed fourth place. In the number five spot was Keanu with box office receipts of $3.1 million. Barbershop: The Next Cut finished in sixth with $2.7 million, while Zootopia came in seventh with $2.6 million in ticket sales.
The Boss secured eighth place with $1.7 million, and Ratchet & Clank came in ninth with $1.5 million. Just making it into the Top 10 was that other superhero movie, Batman V Superman, which earned just $1 million.