‘Angry Birds’ Takes #1 Spot at U.S. Weekend Box Office

Angry Birds

Angry Birds has knocked Captain America out of the top spot at the U.S. box office after bringing in $39 million for its opening weekend.

The animated movie, which is based on the mobile game of the same name, has also been a huge globally – earning an estimated $94 million internationally (thus bringing it’s worldwide total to over $130 million). Th film landed the top spot in 48 different international markets including China – where its opening weekend haul was larger than both Zootopia and Big Hero 6.

Captain America: Civil War dropped to 2nd after earning another $33.1 million – bringing it’s domestic total to $347.4 million. The film also passed a major milestone last Friday passing the $1 billion mark globally (and is the first film in 2016 to do so). It is now Disney’s 10th billion-dollar earner, and the 19th highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide.

Zac Efron and Seth Rogen’s Atlanta-filmed Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising debuted at #3 with $21.8 million, and Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe’s The Nice Guys came in #4 with $11.3 million. Disney’s The Jungle Book completed the top five with $11 million in its sixth week of release, bringing its domestic total to $327.5 million.


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