Captain America stays atop North American box office

The third installment of Disney-Marvel Universe's Captain America series dominated once again in the US box office, bringing in an estimated US$73 million this weekend.
Cinema still from the movie Captain America: Civil War.
Cinema still from the movie Captain America: Civil War. PHOTO: DISNEY/MARVEL

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The latest Captain America film stayed atop the North American box office over the weekend, according to preliminary industry figures on Sunday (May 15).

Captain America: Civil War features a cast of Marvel superheroes including Iron Man and the Black Widow who turn against one another in a series of massive fights over whether to submit to United Nations oversight.

It earned US$72.6 million over the weekend, for a total of US$295.9 million in just two weeks in theatres, according to data from industry tracker Exhibitor Relations.

Captain America remained in front of The Jungle Book, the remake of the Disney classic about Mowgli and his animal friends, which took US$17.8 million over the weekend for a total of US$311.8 in five weeks.

Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, debuted in third place with US$15 million.

The Jodie Foster-directed film, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival last week, tells the story of a flashy financial commentator who is taken hostage on live television.

Another new release, The Darkness, a horror movie starring Kevin Bacon about a family who return home from vacation and find themselves haunted by the supernatural, was fourth with US$5.2 million.

In fifth place was Mother's Day, featuring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Roberts, which earned US$3.3 million.

Rounding out the top 10 were:

- Zootopia (US$2.8 million)

- The Huntsman: Winter's War (US$2.6 million)

- Keanu (US$1.9 million)

- Barbershop: The Next Cut (US$1.7 million)

- The Boss (US$1.2 million)