HOLLYWOOD May 8, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — With early estimates still coming in, experts are convinced “Captain America: Civil War” has pummeled the competition for a massive box office victory.
When the dust settles, “Civil War” will become the fifth highest-grossing film of all time, taking in an estimated $181.79 million its opening weekend. And, according to Box Office Mojo, it will be the third-largest opening for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Estimates are saying the 13th film in the Marvel series has reached $678 million internationally. The film debuted last weekend, taking in $220 million from its worldwide box office.
Dropping to the No. 2 position is Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” starring the vocal talents of Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. Over the weekend, the film took in an estimated $21.8 million, and has earned $776.1 million dollars globally since opening April 15.
“Mother’s Day,” starring Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson, popped up from fourth place to third place, most likely due to the Mother’s Day weekend. The Garry Marshall-directed dramedy pulled in $9 million and has under-performed its way to a domestic total of $20.7 million.
Dipping from second place to fourth place, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War” took in an estimated $3.5 million. The sword and sorcery film has a domestic total of $40.3 million with a global take of $146.2 million. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron.
In fifth place, the kidnapped kitty comedy “Keanu” brought home $3 million over the weekend. The film has brought in a domestic total of $15.1 million, just barely covering its estimated budget.