Box Office Results: Money Monster, Darkness take on Disney
Disney continues to rule the box office results this week, having two films in the top-five and three in the top-ten. Taking on Captain America Civil War’s second-week in theaters is “Money Monster” and “The Darkness,” as well as a few popular limited releases.
Taking the top-spot for the second week in a row was “Marvel’s Captain America” with $72.6M across 4,226 locations. The film has now grossed over $295.9M at the domestic box-office since it was released earlier this month. “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.
Disney also took the second-spot on the box-office charts this weekend. The studio’s animated hit “The Jungle Book” brought in another $17.8M across 3,970 locations. The film has been in theaters for five-weeks now, and has grossed over $311.7M 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.
“Money Monster” from TriStar was the most successful of the new releases, earning $15M and opening across 3,104 locations. That was enough to debut at number three in theaters this week. “Money Monster” was directed by Jodie Foster, working off a screenplay written by Jamie Linden and Alan DiFiore. The film stars George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell.
At number-four this week was “The Darkness” with $5.18M across 1,755 locations. “The Darkness” was directed by Greg McLean, working off a script written by Shayne Armstrong and Shane Krause. Starring in the film are Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell and David Mazouz.
Closing out the top-five on the domestic charts this week was “Mother’s Day,” earning $3.26M while remaining at 3,291 locations across the country. “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.
At the specialty box-office “The Lobster” from A24 earned $188K across just 4 locations. “The Lobster” was written and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou also received a writing credit on the project. The film stars Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz and Jessica Barden.
The adult-comedy “Search Party” earned just $4K while opening at 10 locations nationwide. “Search Party” was directed by Scot Armstrong, the story was created by Mike Gagerman and Andrew Waller. The film stars Adam Pally, T.J. Miller, Thomas Middleditch, Krysten Ritter, Jason Mantzoukas and Alison Brie.