Never underestimate the power of a family film, especially as the summer begins and kids are getting out of school. The Angry Birds Movie nabbed the top spot from Captain America: Civil War and looks to be the #1 movie this weekend with an estimated gross of $38 – 40 million according to THR.
Here’s a look at the Top 5 from Friday’s Box Office (via Deadline):
|1.||The Angry Birds Movie
|2.||Captain America: Civil War
|3.||Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
|4.||The Nice Guys
|5.||The Jungle Book
But don’t cry too much for Cap. The movie is now the highest grossing film of 2016, and is the four Marvel film to cross a billion at the worldwide box office. It looks like the film will wrap up the weekend with over $346 million domestic, and I wouldn’t expect it to drop out of the Top 5 any time soon.
In terms of this week’s other new releases, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising opened on Friday $8.7 million Friday for a projected domestic debut of around $24 million. The 2014 movie was a surprise hit that garnered $49 million on its opening weekend of release, but that was a less competitive frame with the disappointing The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opening that summer movie season.
Finally, The Nice Guys opened to $3.9 million. Shane Black‘s noir-comedy heads towards between $10 million and $11 million for the weekend, which is a bit disappointing. The movie also only scored a B- CinemaScore, which means moviegoers didn’t get the film they were expecting, which is a shame because I thought the marketing did a solid job of showing how funny and offbeat the film was (by comparison, Neighbors 2 and Angry Birds both scored B+ CinemaScore ratings).
Come back tomorrow for the full box office breakdown.