As expected, Disney / Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War flew to the top of the charts on an estimated $181.8m that obliterated the competition.
The superhero tentpole added a further $220m outside North America to propel the global tally to $678.4m after 12 days.
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and most of the Avengers cast star in Civil War, which grossed $16m from 380 Imax screens in North America.
The film has only been bettered in the North American opening weekend pantheon by Star Wars: The Force Awakens on $247.9m, Jurassic World, The Avengers, and Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
Disney stablemate The Jungle Book held on to second place on $21.9m for $284.9m after four sessions.
Fox Searchlight opened A Bigger Splash on $134,067 from five theatres for a $22,000 average, while IFC opened Cannes 2015 Palme d’or winner Dheepan on $22,760 from two venues, and Being Charlie arrived via paladin in four sites on $13,650
The top 12 films combined for $229.9m and gained 132.3% on last weekend and climbed 46.8% on the comparable session in 2015.
This week’s wide releases are Cannes out-of-competition selection Money Monster via Columbia Pictures from Jodie Foster starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jack O’Connell; and horror The Darkness through High Top Releasing.
Estimated top 10 North America May 6-8, 2016
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date
1 (-) Captain America: Civil War (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $181.8m –
2 (1) The Jungle Book (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $21.9m $284.9m
3 (4) Mother’s Day (Open Road Films) $9m $20.7m
4 (2) The Huntsman: Winter’s War (Universal) Universal Pictures International $3.6m $40.4m
5 (3) Keanu (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $3.1m $15.1m
6 (5) Barbershop: The Next Cut (Warner Bros-MGM) Warner Bros Pictures International $2.7m $48.8m
7 (6) Zootopia (Buena Vista) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $2.68m $327.6m
8 (8) The Boss (Universal) Universal Pictures International $1.8m $59.1m
9 (7) Ratchet & Clank (Focus Features) Cinema Management Group $1.5m $7.1m
10 (9) Batman vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $1m $327.3m