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Weekend Estimates: Disney still dominant, but Money Monster solid on debut

May 15th, 2016

Captain America: Civil War

After recording the 5th-biggest opening weekend of all time last weekend, Captain America: Civil War will decline 59% this time around to $72.56 million, according to Disney’s Sunday projection. If that number holds, it will put Civil War 8th on the list of best second weekends, almost exactly tied with Iron Man 3. That comparative slip in the rankings isn’t of huge consequence, given that the film will sail past $300 million domestically on either Monday or Tuesday, and has already racked up $645 million worldwide, putting it on the brink of $1 billion worldwide a little over two weeks after its international rollout. The Marvel juggernaut continues to roll on.

Disney also gets to lay claim to second spot again this weekend with The Jungle Book adding another $17.8 million in its fifth weekend. It has now reached $312 million in total domestically, and $828 million worldwide, making for another highly-profitable release for the studio. Oh, and Zootopia is still in the top ten in its 11th weekend with $332 million to its name in the US and Canada, and $970 million globally. By the time their runs are finished, those three titles will have posted $3 billion at the box office (and added $1.5 billion or so to Disney’s revenue). That, of course, follows hot on the heals of the $2 billion global haul of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Nice work if you can get it.

Picking up the leftovers this weekend, Money Monster is headed for a decent $15 million debut, somewhat ahead of the worst predictions going in to the weekend, but still relatively soft given the talent involved. The Darkness is making even less of a dent with a projected $5.18 million, although its theater average is not too terrible at $2.952.

The big news in limited release this weekend is the opening of The Lobster for A24. The quirky romantic comedy is projected to debut with $188,095 from just four theaters. The film has already done well in limited release overseas, with $6.4 million internationally, and A24 have another successful art-house launch under their belt.

- Weekend estimates
- Biggest 2nd weekends

- Captain America: Civil War comparisons
- Money Monster Comparisons
- The Darkness Comparisons
- The Jungle Book vs. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

Bruce Nash,

Filed under: Weekend Box Office, The Jungle Book, Captain America: Civil War, Zootopia, The Darkness, Money Monster, The Lobster, Marvel Cinematic Universe