Monday Movie Report: ‘Civil War’ Adds To Disney Box Office Dominance

As many expected, the third installment of “Captain America” was the overwhelming No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend, earning $179,139,142, the fifth highest in history.

The successful opening is the latest in a superb year for Disney, which has owned Marvel since 2009. Other than “Civil War,” Disney has also landed smash hits with the animated feature “Zootopia” and the live action family adventure, “The Jungle Book.”

To date, “Zootopia” has a domestic gross of $328,162,582 and a foreign total of $630,000,000. Meanwhile, “The Jungle Book” has earned $287,600,701 in North America and $491,600,000 in other markets.

Even this past weekend, “The Jungle Book,” now in its fourth week, took in more than $24 million. “Zootopia” also stayed in the top 10, coming in No. 6 with more than $3 million.

According to CinemaBlend.com, all the box office success has made Disney the fastest studio to cross the $1 billion mark. The previous record holder was Universal, which earned the $1 billion record last June with movies such as “Furious 7” and “Jurassic World.”

Disney looks to continue its success the rest of the year, too, with summer movies including “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Finding Dory” along with the Star Wars standalone movie, “Rogue One,” coming in December.

When it comes to this past weekend, though, besides “Civil War” and “Jungle Book,” the top five included:

1. Captain America: Civil War – $179,139,142
2. The Jungle Book – $24,488,436
3. Mother’s Day – $11,087,076
4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $3,948,834
5. Keanu – $3,287,484

Coming out this weekend is the financial drama “Money Monster” with Oscar winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts as well as a smaller horror picture, “The Darkness.”

For home releases, flicks coming to the small screen include:

  • Deadpool, ATMR Rating: High 3 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 83%
  • The Boy, ATMR Rating: Low 2 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 29%
  • Where to Invade Next, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%