Looking back at April, The Jungle Book always looked to come out on top, but it proved to be one of those films that is not only massively successful but also dominates everything in its path, particularly the expensive The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Meanwhile, the star-studded Mother’s Day came in below expectations, as did Hardcore Henry and Keanu.
For the last two months, I have grossly underestimated Disney releases The Jungle Book and Zootopia. I plan on not making this mistake again with Captain America: Civil War, which seems like it could set a new opening weekend record for May. With Civil War, X-Men: Apocalypse, The Angry Birds Movie, and Alice Through The Looking Glass looking at high returns, this should be able to surpass last year’s frame when Avengers: Age of Ultron, Pitch Perfect 2, and San Andreas led the box office.