#BOXOFFICE: “CAPTAIN AMERICA” WAGES WAR AGAINST COMPETITION
There never was any doubt about it, but CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR opens with a big commotion, earning $178 million in its debut for Disney/Marvel from 4,226 theatres. It equally is a hit with Critics and Audiences, getting both a 91% on the Tomatometer and A CinemaScore respectively. This makes it the 5th highest opening ever for a Marvel Film behind Marvel’s The Avengers‘ 2012 opening of $207 million.
Only to be outdone by its fellow studio release, THE JUNGLE BOOK slips to second spot after a three week domination, with $22.8 million from 4,144 theatres. Thus far it has made$285 million in North America alone.
MOTHER’S DAY is in third this namesake weekend with $7 million from 3,141 theatres for Elevation Pictures/Open Road Films. It has made $18.8 million in two weeks.
THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR lands in fourth this weekend with $3.3 million for Universal Pictures, now in its third week out. It has just surpassed $40 million in earnings.
KEANU is in sixth with $3.1 million for Warner Bros., bringing its two week total to $15.1 million.
THE BOSS is seventh with $1.7 million for Universal Pictures in its fifth week, almost crossing the $60-million mark.
BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million for Warner Bros., bringing its total to $324 million over seven weeks.