‘Captain America: Civil War’ Dominates Weekend Box Office
Captain America: Civil War dominated the weekend box office pulling a mighty $181.8 million haul in North America.
The Disney blockbuster received rave reviews from critics and has the largest figures to date in 2016 – making it the fifth best North American opening of all time.
Captain America: Civil War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, opened first overseas the end of April, and now has worldwide earnings of $678 million – just 12 days after its release.
The Marvel film, which features Chris Evans as Captain America, Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, and Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, is also the highest-grossing installment of the Captain America franchise to date. Not a big surprise there, but the new film has already surpassed the $95 million taken by Captain America: The Winter Soldier opening weekend in 2014 and the $65.1 million earned (again opening weekend) by Captain America: The First Avenger in 2011.
Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book came in second with $21.9 million after topping the charts for the last three weeks, Garry Marshall’s Atlanta-filmed romantic comedy Mother’s Day got a bit of a boost this Mother’s Day weekend up to third place with $9 million. The Huntsman: Winter’s War came in fourth, and Keanu came in fifth to round out the weekend!
Did you check out any films this weekend? We’d love to hear what you saw!