BOX OFFICE REPORT
May 27-30, 2016
(estimates from BoxOfficeMojo.com)
|X-Men: Apocalypse||$80 million|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||$34.1 million|
|The Angry Birds Movie||$24.6 million|
|Captain America: Civil War||$19.7 million|
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||$11.4 million|
It was nearly a total apocalypse at the box office. The latest X-Men chapter took in an estimated $80 million over the four-day weekend. That was more than enough for first place, but Apocalypse fell well below the $110 million Days of Future Past took in on Memorial Day Weekend two years ago. In fact, even when factoring in the Memorial Day holiday, that's still below what X2 took in over three days in 2003. Whatever Fox has planned next for the franchise, they better be sure audiences are still interested in the team efforts.
But disaster could not be avoided for Alice, no longer in Wonderland. Through the Looking Glass made a meager $34.1 million. That's right in line with what Alice in Wonderland made in its third weekend in theaters back in 2010. Just like The Huntsman: Winter's War, there's a good chance Through the Looking Glass doesn't make in its entire run what the original made just in its opening weekend.
The Angry Birds Movie slipped to No. 3, falling only 35 percent, nearly making back its budget. $100 million is definitely in sight, but it won't be one of the top animated movies of the year once all is said and done. Captain America: Civil War continued its dominance, expanding its lead as the year's biggest movie. But it was a big tumble for Neighbors 2. The sorority may be rising, but this raunchy comedy is sinking fast. It's barely crossed $40 million.
Outside the top 5:
- This Weekend's Indie Champ: The Lobster reclaimed the title as it added another 92 screens, averaging $8,127 at all locations.
- Love & Friendship, Whit Stillman's adaptation of Jane Austen's novella Lady Susan, finally made its way into the top 10. It's earned $4.1 million so far and is now likely to top his 1994 comedy Barcelona as his biggest movie ever.
- Let's hear it for Zootopia. Disney's animated offering has now spent 13 consecutive weeks in the top 10. That's the most of any movie since Frozen. Before that, you'd have to go back to Avatar.
It's going to be relatively quiet until Finding Dory opens later in June. The first weekend of the month finds Andy Samberg's Justin Bieber parody Popstar taking on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel Out of the Shadows, with the tear-jerker Me Before You serving as counter-programming. TMNT will definitely take the top spot with around $60 million, just below what the first reboot did in 2014.