“X-Men: Apocalypse” Wins Memorial Day Weekend Box Office
The stars of X-Men: Apocalypse are the new box office superheroes this Memorial Day weekend. The latest installment in the Marvel franchise, which once again stars Jennifer Lawrence and James McAvoy, was number one during the holiday weekend, earning $65 million from Friday through Sunday. That’s nowhere near as high as the recent debut of Captain America: Civil War, but a respectable amount nonetheless.
The same can’t be said for Johnny Depp’s Alice Through The Looking Glass, a sequel to Alice In Wonderland. The Disney movie came is a disappointing second place with $28.1 million in ticket sales. Meanwhile, last week’s chart-topper, The Angry Birds, landed in third with $18.7 million. Captain America: Civil War added $15.1 million to its still-growing haul to nab the number four spot. And box office receipts of $9.1 million put Zac Efron and Seth Rogen’s Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising in fifth.
Rounding out the Top 10 were The Jungle Book in sixth place with $7 million, while The Nice Guys, pairing Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, secured seventh with $6.4 million. Money Monster came in eighth with $4.3 million, and Love & Friendship took ninth, thanks to $2.5 million in ticket sales. Just making it into the Top 10 was Zootopia with only $831,000.