The forces of #TeamCap and #TeamIronMan drove “Captain America: Civil War” to box-office glory this weekend. The new action-adventure film from Marvel opened unopposed this week, reaching an estimated $181M domestically. The Marvel film opened across 4,226 locations across the country, taking the number-one spot on the box-office charts.
“Captain America Civil War” was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, working of a screenplay written by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The film stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Rudd.
Now in its fourth-week in theaters, “Disney’s The Jungle Book” dropped to second-place overall over the weekend with an impressive $21.9M weekend. The film remained in 4,144 theaters and the animated-drama has now earned the studio almost $285M domestically.
“The Jungle Book” was directed by Jon Favreau, working off a script written by Justin Marks. The film is based on the original works of Rudyard Kipling. Neel Sethi stars in the film; while Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Wyong’o, Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson lend their voices to the CGI cast.
“Mother’s Day” rose from fourth-place to third-place this week with a $9M week at the box-office. The film remained in 3,141 locations and has made $20.7M in the two-weeks it has been in theaters. “Mother’s Day” was directed by Garry Marshall, the film was written by Tom Hines and Lily Hollander. Starring in the film are Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts and Shay Mitchell.
Dropping from second-place to fourth this week was “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” from Universal Pictures. The fantasy-drama only managed to bring in $3.6M this week, remaining in 2,901 theaters across the country. The film’s running total now stands $40.4M after three weeks
“Huntsman: Winter’s War” was directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, working off a script written by Evan Spiliotopoulos and Craig Mazin. Starring in the action-adventure are Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Charlize Theron and Emily Blunt.
Sinking to the bottom of the top-five this week was “Keanu,” from Warner Bros. Pictures. The comedy only earned $3M this week, a low amount considering the film has only been in theaters for two weeks at this point. The film remained in 2,681 locations and has now earned $15M for the studio.
“Keanu” was directed by Peter Atencio, the script was written by Jordan Peele and Alex Rubens. Peele also stars in the film, along with Keegan-Michael Key, Tiffany Haddish and Method Man.