Friday Box Office: ‘Angry Birds’ Flies Ahead of ‘Captain America’ to Claim #1 Spot

     May 21, 2016


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):

Title Friday Total
1. The Angry Birds Movie
$10,900,000 $10.9
2. Captain America: Civil War
$8,700,000 $346.5
3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
$8,800,000 $8.8
4. The Nice Guys
$3,900,000 $3.9
5. The Jungle Book
$2,700,000 $327.8

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.


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