HOLLYWOOD, May 30, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Both of the new films released Memorial Day Weekend topped the box office charts, but are separated by an estimated $37 million.
Opening in first place for the holiday weekend is “X-Men: Apocalypse,” starring James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Michael Fassbender. The superhero film took in an estimated $65.0 million for the three-days in release, according to Box office Mojo. The experts are estimating an additional $15 million when adding Monday’s total to the mix.
In second place domestically is “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” Disney’s sequel to its 2010 film “Alice in Wonderland.” It stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham Carter. The film performed below expectations bringing home $28.1 million in North America, but has earned $93.1 million globally.
Third place belongs to “The Angry Birds Movie.” The animated film, which was in the top slot last week, earned an additional $18.7 million over the past three days. “The Angry Birds Movie” has a global estimated total of $223.5 million for the two weeks it has been in release.
“Captain America: Civil War” drops to fourth place, taking in $15.1 million over the past three days. The Marvel Comics film, starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner, has domestic total of $372.6 and an estimated global take of $1.1 billion for the film’s four weeks of release.
In the fifth spot, it’s “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. The frat-house comedy brought in an estimated $9.1 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $38.3 million.