HOLLYWOOD—It was a battle at the box-office this weekend: superheroes vs. Oscar winners and ‘money.’ In the end, it was “Captain America: Civil War” who reigned supreme holding onto the top spot at the box-office in its second weekend earning $72.56 million. In less than 2 weeks, the third chapter in the Marvel superhero saga is just a few million away from crossing the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office.
Proving that momentum is not going anywhere for a classic, “The Jungle Book” landed in second place with a little over $17 million. To date, the flick has now crossed the $300 million mark at the domestic box-office. One of two new debuts in theaters this weekend, “Money Monster” starring Oscar winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts landed in third place with a solid $15 million. Many expected the thriller to bring in numbers lower than that. With raving reviews from critics, word of mouth buzz could help this flick tremendously.
This week’s other new release, “The Darkness” starring Kevin Bacon didn’t do so well with audiences earning a disappointing $5.19 million. I’m guessing the flick expected its opening day on Friday the 13th would spook audiences, but not so much. Rounding out the top five was the dramedy “Mother’s Day” which added another $3.26 million to its tally. That flick which also had an all-star cast has only brought in around $28 million since its release at the end of April.
There will be plenty vying to take the top spot at the multiplex this weekend as “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” “The Angry Birds” and “The Nice Guys” all arrive.