HOLLYWOOD—Well it was a stellar weekend for Steve Rogers and the rest of the comic book universe. Why? Well the third installment in the “Captain America” franchise, “Captain America: Civil War” rose to the top spot with gargantuan numbers earning $181.8 million. Yep, impressive number, while no box-office record for the month of May, “Civil War” lands in fifth place for biggest box-office opening weekends.
I’d say it’s safe to argue that “Civil War” will indeed have a tight grip on the box-office for another week or so, well until perhaps the Memorial Day weekend kicks off. Finally, being knocked off the throne was the “The Jungle Book” which continued to add to its tally earning $21.9 million. After more than a month in theaters the movie has earned over $285 million, and will likely cross the $300 million mark before the week concludes.
Considering that it was Mother’s Day weekend, it would only be fitting to check out the dramedy “Mother’s Day” which earned $9.01 million to land in third place. The film starring Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston didn’t seem to impress moviegoers last weekend, so it looked like the one day of the year where mothers are celebrated gave the flick a major boost. Nabbing fourth place was “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” which earned $3.6 million to bring its domestic box-office haul to just over $40 million.
Rounding out the top five was the comedy “Keanu” which nabbed $3.1 million in its second weekend at the multiplex. While “Captain America: Civil War” is certain to nab the top spot next week, the movie could face some competition from the buzz-heavy thriller “Money Monster” starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, with Jodie Foster behind the camera.