Captain America Civil War repeats with $72.5M

Captain America: Civil War wasn’t expected to have any trouble repeating as the box office champ and easily retained the top spot with $72.5 million.

[irp]Domestically, Civil War has already earned $296 million — good enough to surpass its predecessor Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($259 million) in just two weeks to be the series’ top earner. Civil War currently sits as the seventh highest grossing film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At its current pace, Civil War should only trail the two Avengers films by the time it ends its run.

Captain America Civil War pictures - Captain America and Sharon CarterWorldwide, Civil War hit $940 million en route to becoming 2016’s first $1 billion film. It’s already No. 33 on the all-time international list. Domestically, it’s No. 64, but by this time next week it should be approaching the 25-33 all-time range.

In second place was another Walt Disney film, The Jungle Book, which added another $17.7 million to take its overall haul to $311 million. JB seems assured of surpassing Alice in Wonderland’s total of $334 million to become Disney’s top live action adaptation.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ big screen reunion, Monster Money, brought in $15 million in its debut week. That’s on the lower end of Clooney debuts, but better than the paltry $10 million for February’s Hail Cesar. This was a better than the new norm for Roberts and again a stronger performer than her most recent film, April’s Mother’s Day, which opened to $8.3 million. Horror/thriller The Darkness came in fourth with $5.1 million in its debut while Mother’s Day closed out the Top 5 with $3.2 million to bring its total to $28.7 million. The film has now earned back its $25 million budget even as it’s winding down its box office run.