Friday Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Rages On, ‘Money Monster’ Debuts at #2

     May 14, 2016


In the second week of its release and with little competition to topple it, Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: Civil War claims the top spot of Friday’s box office again. Just shy of $20 million, the third installment of the Captain America franchise is looking at a weekend tally of $73 million domestically. That would bring its two-week domestic total to just a few million dollars under $300 million, a mark that’s easily within reach within the next few days. On a worldwide note, the film’s total is already over $807 million. A strong performance to be sure, but not yet a record-breaking one.

Here’s a look at the Top 5 from Friday’s Box Office (via Box Office Mojo):

Title Friday Total
1. Captain America: Civil War $19,443,000 $242.8
2. Money Monster $5,000,000 $5.0
3. The Jungle Book $4,202,000 $298.2
4. The Darkness $2,130,000 $2.1
5. Mother’s Day $937,901 $26.4


Image via Sony Pictures

Jodie Foster’s Money Monster, a crime thriller starring Julia RobertsGeorge Clooney, and Jack O’Connell, debuted to a second-place finish for Friday’s box office but will likely slip to third for the weekend. It will likely see a $14.5 to $15 million tally for its opening frame. The film, which packs significant star-power, was well received by audiences, earning a B+ from CinemaScore, but our own Matt Goldberg criticized it for lacking focus.

Another debut film this week was the fourth-place micro-budget horror film The Darkness. Directed by Greg McLean and starring Kevin BaconRadha MitchellDavid Mazouz, Lucy FryMing-Na WenMatt Walsh and Jennifer Morrison, this springtime horror flick centers on a supernatural entity that follows a family home from a trip to the Grand Canyon. The C CinemaScore’d film is looking at a weekend total in the low $5 million range. Garry Marshall’s much-maligned comedy Mother’s Day rounds out the top five.

Disney’s The Jungle Book will likely reclaim second place before the weekend’s out, having lost only 174 theaters since last weekend. Some finance-oriented folks have theorized that last week’s relatively shallow drop in the number of screenings suggests that some families opted for Disney’s live-action adaptation rather than seeing Disney/Marvel’s superhero showdown. That could result for bigger-than-expected box office numbers for Cap, while The Jungle Book should still bring in somewhere around the $14-15 million mark. The Jon Favreau-directed adventure will cross $300 million domestically, but it’s in the realm of possibility that Disney could have two movies cross that mark on the same weekend.


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