Weekend Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Takes $181.8 Million

Marvel-Disney’s Super-Hero Movie

Marvel-Disney’s Captain America: Civil War has kicked off the summer with a dominant $181.8 million weekend at 4,266 U.S. theaters.

The third Captain America movie scored the fifth-best domestic opening weekend of all time, as well as the third largest opening for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the film scored an “A” CinemaScore, which suggests that the clash between Team Cap and Team Iron Man should have long legs and add another billion to the Disney pile. Civil War stars Chris Evans as the titular First Avenger and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.

Jon Favreau’s live-action adventure The Jungle Book finally fell to second in its fourth weekend and added an estimated $21.8 million to its domestic total, which is now just shy of $285 million. Well played Disney.

Rounding out the top five are holdovers Mother’s Day ($9 million), The Huntsman: Winter’s War ($3.6 million), and Key & Peele comedy Keanu ($3.08 million). Here are this weekend’s top ten at the box office:

Weekend Box Office

Next weekend, Captain America: Civil War will square off against two new movies in wide release, the George Clooney/Julia Roberts thriller Money Monster from Sony, and High Top Releasing’s The Darkness starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.