Weekend Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Surges to Bring the MCU to $10 Billion

     May 15, 2016


At the risk of sounding like a Disney press release, this weekend was rather a good one for the Mouse House. Not only did Captain America: Civil War take the top spot for its second weekend in theaters, it did so in unflagging fashion, becoming the 6th highest super-hero movie of all time globally. Granted, its domestic tally still lags behind that of Deadpool and Batman v Superman, but it’s also only been in theaters for 10 days. The 59% drop-off from the opening week’s performance is respectable and resulted in an estimated tally of $72.6 million in the States.

The global take is a healthy one. Captain America: Civil War now has a total of $940.9 million, enough to put it behind only behind only The Avengers ($1,518M), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1,405M), Iron Man 3 ($1,215M), The Dark Knight Rises ($1,085M) and The Dark Knight ($1,005M) as the top-grossing superhero movies of all time. In this same category, but looking only at international box offices, the third installment in the Captain America franchise now ranks fourth. Worldwide, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has passed the $10 billion mark with 13 films in nine years (and many more to come)!


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Disney can also celebrate this weekend’s silver medalist The Jungle Book crossing $800 million to brings its worldwide total to $828.1 million, helped in part by a $17.8 million weekend; the Jon Favreau-directed film has earned $311.8 million domestically. And let’s not forget Zootopia, which now boasts $970 million worldwide, giving Disney three of the top-four films globally this year. The studio has also held the #1 box office spot for fully half of this year’s weekends so far. Impressive stuff!

Exceeding expectations were Jodie Foster’s Money Monster, which pulled in $15 million from the high end of its estimated weekend for a probable domestic run of $35-45 million, and the micro-budget horror picture The Darkness, earning nearly $5.2 million. That film’s current Rotten Tomatoes’ rating is about as rough as it can get, however, so we’ll see how severe its drop-off is next week.

Here’s a look at the Top 10 from this weekend’s box office (via Box Office Mojo):

Title Weekend Total
1. Captain America: Civil War $72,563,000 $295.9
2. The Jungle Book $17,764,000 $311.8
3. Money Monster $15,000,000 $15.0
4. The Darkness $5,180,000 $5.2
5. Mother’s Day $3,259,205 $28.8
6. Zootopia $2,816,000 $331.8
7. The Huntsman: Winter’s War $2,580,000 $44.5
8. Keanu $1,900,000 $18.6
9. Barbershop: The Next Cut $1,675,000 $51.4
10. The Boss $1,180,000 $61.1



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