MAY 23 UPDATE: Sony’s adaptation of the bestselling phone app game toppled Captain America: Civil War from its perch as it secured a number one berth.
The animation arrived on a confirmed $38.2m from 3,932 theatres, enough to knock Civil War into second place in its third session on $32.9m for $347.2m.
Universal’s comedy sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising debuted at number three on $21.8m from 3,384 sites, a 55.5% fall against the $49m number one debut by the original two years ago (inflation adds a negligible amount).
Seth Rogen, Zac Efron and Rose Byrne reprise their roles as the scheming suburbanites from the original, which ended on $150.2m and $270.7m worldwide.
Warner Bros opened action comedy The Nice Guys starring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in fourth place on $11.2m from 2,865. Bloom sold internationally and the film debuted out of competition in Cannes last week. Reviews have been overwhelmingly good.
Money Monster, which also premiered in Cannes, fell three places to number six in its second weekend for $27m via Sony’s TriStar label.
Overall the top 12 films combined for $129.9m, a 4.6% gain on last weekend and an 11.9% drop against the same session in 2015.
This week’s wide release are Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse; and Alice Through The Looking Glass through Buena Vista.
Confirmed top 10 North America May 20-22, 2016
Film (Dist) / Conf wkd gross / Conf total to date
1 (-) The Angry Birds Movie (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $38.2m –
2 (1) Captain America: Civil War (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $32.9m $347.2m
3 (-) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Universal) Universal Pictures International $21.8m –
4 (-) The Nice Guys (Warner Bros) Bloom $11.2m –
5 (2) The Jungle Book (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $10.9m $327.4m
6 (3) Money Monster (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $7m $27m
7 (4) The Darkness (High Top Releasing) $2.3m $8.4m
8 (6) Zootopia (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $1.7m $334.4m
9 (7) The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Universal) Universal Pictures International $1.2m $46.7m
10 (5) Mother’s Day (Open Road Films) $1.1m $31.3m