As expected, Marvel dominated Mother's Day weekend with Civil War earning over 181 million at the box office, making it good for the fifth biggest domestic opening in history. There were some who thought it would make over 200 million, but it fell short of that, and it also fell short of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which managed 191 million. But, obviously, all these weekends are huge to the point where it's unexpected if a movie that for all intents and purposes basically was the next Avengers film, didn't make around the same amount. It earned an "A" Cinemascore, which means its legs will probably hold up better than Batman v Superman. Its worldwide total is already at 700 million after just 12 days in release in select countries.
In second place was The Jungle Book with 21 million, earning a new total of 285 million, while Mother's Day actually increased 8 percent from its terrible opening, thanks to the holiday of course. The Huntsman and Keanu filled out the top five, while I just want to mention here that Zootopia has now crossed 327 million, which officially puts it ahead of Batman v Superman, which earned just 1 million this weekend, plummeting 73 percent since last week and adding to the impression that it's a disappointment financially, despite earning over 850 million worldwide. Both Zootopia and Deadpool will earn more domestically.
- Captain America: Civil War- 182 million
- The Jungle Book- 21.9 million
- Mother's Day- 9 million
- The Huntsman: Winter's War- 3.6 million
- Keanu- 3.1 million
Again, not much to talk about in limited release, although I should mention that some slightly successful indie releases this year were Sally Field's Hello, My Name is Doris, which is sitting at 13 million, and Helen Mirren's Eye in the Sky, at 17 million. So, good for older audiences, who now can only see actors and actresses of their era starring in small films with minimal screens. Captain America will dominate the box office for a while, with just Jodie Foster's Money Monster out next week, along with smaller releases like The Darkness, Love and Friendship and The Lobster. See you guys next week.