Nothing can stop the House of Mouse, nothing!
Well, except maybe the Grimace, nothing can stop the Grimace.
Anyways, Disney and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stayed in the number one spot this weekend, bringing in an estimated $72.5 million. The 59% drop is roughly the same as last year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and as of now, the film’s domestic total is just shy of $300 million.
Internationally. the good Captain is well on its way to becoming the year’s first $1 billion movie. This weekend it brought in $84.2 million, bringing the international total to $645 million and the global total to $940.89 million.
Meanwhile, Civil War’s performance also pushes the worldwide total for the thirteen films that currently make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe to over $10 billion with Civil War ranking fourth on the worldwide list (seventh domestically) among all films in the MCU.
Finishing in second place, Disney’s “The Jungle Book” brought in an estimated $17.7 million, pushing the film’s domestic haul past $310 million. “The Jungle Book” is still on a roll internationally as it brought in another $15.2 million overseas bringing its international total to $516.3 million and its global total to $828 million
We’re only half way throug May, and Disney already holds three of the top five spots on both the worldwide and domestic charts for 2016. And “The Jungle Book” is the only one that has not yet opened in all international markets.
The newbie on the chart this week is TriStar’s “Money Monster,” which opened in third place with an estimated $15 million. It wasn’t that long ago when a film headlined by either George Clooney or Julia Roberts would be a guranteed hit. These days however, not so much.
Juia Roberts has been in a slump for a while, so no surprise there. But two dissapointments for her in one month? yikes.
And over the last couple of years George Clooney has delivered a couple of flops, although I rather enjoyed “The Monuments Men” and “Tomorrowland.” But between Clooney and Roberts, I’d say he has a better chance to turn things around.