Disney’s Marvel superheroes were too strong for the rest of the pack in the second weekend of release as Captain America: Civil War added an estimated $72.6m to surge to $295.9m.
Disney stablemate The Jungle Book has already crossed $300m and in its fifth session brought in a further $17.8m as the running total climbed to $311.8m.
Sony’s drama Money Monster starring George Clooney, Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts premiered out of competition in Cannes last week and arrived at number three via the TriStar label on $15m from 3,104 theatres.
The Darkness opened through High Top Releasing in fourth place on $5.2m in 1,755 venues.
A24 opened The Lobster at number 21 and scored a spectacular $188,095 limited release from four sites to average $47,024.
Yorgos Lanthimos’ film will continue to expand and go wide on May 27. The bizarre sci-fi drama premiered in Cannes last year when Alchemy acquired rights.
A24 took The Lobster from the troubled company recently and followed that up by acquiring US rights in Cannes last week to Lanthimos’ upcoming The Killing Of A Sacred Deer.
This week’s wide releases are Cannes out of competition premiere The Nice Guys through Warner Bros; The Angry Birds Movie through Sony; and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising via Universal.
Estimated top 10 North America May 13-15, 2016
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (1) Captain America: Civil War (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $72.6m $295.9m
2 (2) The Jungle Book (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $17.8m $311.8m
3 (-) Money Monster (Sony) Sony Pictures Releasing International $15m –
4 (-) The Darkness (High Top Releasing) $5.2m –
5 (3) Mother’s Day (Open Road Films) $3.3m $28.8m
6 (6) Zootopia (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $2.8m $331.8m
7 (4) The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Universal) Universal Pictures International $2.6m $44.5m
8 (5) Keanu (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $1.9m $18.6m
9 (7) Barbershop: The Next Cut (Warner Bros-MGM) Warner Bros Pictures International $1.7m $51.4m
10 (8) The Boss (Universal) Universal Pictures International $1.2m $61.1m