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Box Office: Sony’s ANGRY BIRDS pushes CIVIL WAR to second place

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Source: The Angry Birds Movie Flocks to First Place Worldwide (ComingSoon.net)


Columbia Pictures’s The Angry Birds Movie took over the worldwide box office this weekend with $94 million. Animated by Sony Pictures Imageworks, the 3D-animated film earned an estimated $39 million in its opening weekend in 3,932 North American theaters, for an average of $9,919 per theater. The film started its international rollout on May 11 and its worldwide total is now $150 million.

The adaptation of the popular games cost about $73 million and was fully financed by Rovio.

Despite dropping to second place, Marvel Studios‘ Captain America: Civil War added another $33.1 million domestically and $30.7 million internationally for a global weekend of $63.8 million. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed blockbuster has now earned $347.4 million in North America and $706.1 million overseas for a worldwide total of $1.053 billion. On Friday, Captain America: Civil War became the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe film to surpass the $1 billion threshold, joining The Avengers ($1.518 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion), and Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion).

Made for $250 million, Captain America: Civil War has now passed The Dark Knight, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Alice in Wonderland, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides to become the 19th highest-grossing movie of all-time to date worldwide.

Universal Pictures’ comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising debuted in third place with an estimated $21.8 million from 3,384 theaters, for an average of $6,439 per theater. Internationally, the film added $6 million this weekend for an overseas total of $30 million and global sum of $51.8 million so far.

As far as the newcomers, The Nice Guys finished last, with the Shane Black-directed film earning $11.3 million in the fourth spot. Starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling, the Warner Bros. release opened in 2,865 theaters and averaged $3,934 per theater.

Rounding out the top five was Disney’s The Jungle Book, which added $11 million its sixth weekend to bring its domestic total to $327.5 million. Internationally, the Jon Favreau-directed hit earned $7.4 million to take its overseas total to $530.2 million and worldwide total to $857.7 million. Staying with Disney, the studio’s Zootopia has now earned $981.8 million globally, meaning it has overtaken Despicable Me 2 ($970.8 million) to become the fourth highest-grossing animated release of all-time.

Also, in sixth place domestically, TriStar Pictures’ Money Monster earned $7.1 million its second weekend for a total of $27.1 million after two weeks. Starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell, the thriller was made for $27 million.

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