Captain America Civil War5TH UPDATE, MONDAY, 2:35 PM: The final tallies are in and Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War dropped 59% in its second weekend to gross $72.6 million, bringing it total domestic cume to $295.9.M. Today, it will become the third $300M+ film from Disney this quarter, along with its animated Zootopia and Jon Favreau’s live-action/CGI favorite The Jungle Book which climbed past the milestone this weekend. Worldwide, Civil War has grossed $943.2M.

Sony’s Money Monster ended its three-day tally just shy of $15M with a total $14.7M for director Jodie Foster, while horror offering BH Tilt’s The Darkness scared in $4.9M. Both of them were newcomers this weekend but did nothing to spark the box office. In fact, this weekend we saw a bit of a downturn as overall the Top 10 change from the previous year was off about 30% (last year we had Pitch Perfect 2 and Mad Max: Fury Road together in the marketplace).

Next weekend we should see a rise in ticket sales with a number of notable entries into the market: Universal’s sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the Russell Crowe-Ryan Gosling comedy The Nice Guys from Warner Bros., and Sony’s family offering The Angry Birds Movie.

Both Neighbors 2 (under the overseas title Bad Neighbours 2) and Angry Birds opened ahead of its U.S. bow, grossing a total internationally of $20M and $43M, respectively. The Nice Guys is in previews overseas and Money Monster was in previews in France, but no grosses were reported.

Here’s the Top 20:

1). Captain America: Civil War (Disney), 4,226 theaters (0) / 3-day cume: $72.6M (-59%) / Per screen average: $17,188 / Total cume: $295.9M / Wk 2

2). The Jungle Book (DIS), 3,970 theaters (-174) / 3-day cume: $17.1M / Per screen: $4,311 / Total cume: $311.1M / Wk 5

3). Money Monster (SONY), 3,104 theaters / 3-day cume: $14.7M / Per screen: $4,764 / Wk 1

4). The Darkness (HTR), 1,755 theaters / 3-day cume: $4.9M / Per screen: $2,821 / Wk 1

5.) Mother’s Day (OR), 3,291 theaters (+150) / 3-day cume: $3.2M / Per screen: $999 / Total cume: $28.7M / Wk 3

6). Zootopia (DIS), 1,935 theaters (-142) / 3-day cume: $2.8M / Per screen: $1,460 / Total cume: $331.8M / Wk 11

7). The Huntsman: Winter’s War (UNI), 2,518 theaters (-383) / 3-day cume: $2.6M / Per screen: $1,044 / Total cume: $44.5M / Wk 4

8). Keanu (WB/NL), 2,120 theaters  (-561) / 3-day cume: $1.9M / Per screen: $908 / Total cume: $18.6M / Wk 3

9.) Barbershop: The Next Cut (WB), 1,333 theaters (-401) / 3-day cume: $1.6M / Per screen: $1,252 / Total cume: $51.3M / Wk 5

10). The Boss (UNI), 1,350 theaters (-583) / 3-day cume: $1.1M / Per screen: $887 / Total cume: $61.1M / Wk 6

11). Rachet And Clank (FOC), 1,258 theaters (-1,637) / 3-day cume: $629K / Per screen: $501 / Total cume: $8.1M / Wk 3

12). Sing Street (TW), 525 theaters (+372) / 3-day cume: $619K / Per screen: $1,181 / Total cume: $1.8M / Wk 5

13). Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (WB), 744 theaters (-849) / 3-day cume: $520K / Per screen: $700 / Total cume: $328.2M / Wk 8

14). The Man Who Knew Infinity (IFC), 194 theaters (+154) / 3-day cume: $508K / Per screen: $2,649 / Total cume: $917K / Wk 3

15). My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (UNI), 717 theaters (+77) / 3-day cume: $489K / Per screen: $683 / Total cume: $58.9M / Wk 8

16). Green Room (A24), 777 theaters (+307) / 3-day cume: $411K / Per screen: $529 / Total cume: $2.7M / Wk 5

17). The Meddler (SPC), 127 theaters (+74) / 3-day cume: $372K / Per screen: $2,937 / Total cume: $1.1M / Wk 4

18). Eye in the Sky (BST), 360 theaters (-59) / 3-day cume: $366K / Per screen: $1,108 / Total cume: $17.8M / Wk 10

19). Hell, My Name is Doris, 257 theaters (-37) / 3-day cume: $248K / Per screen: $958 / Total cume: $13.7M / Wk 10

20). Hologram For the King (RSA), 346 theaters (-60) / 3-day cume: $233K / Per screen: $676 / Total cume: $3.8M / Wk 4

4TH UPDATE, SUNDAY, 7:45 AM: Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War dropped 59% in its sophomore frame to gross an estimated $72.6M to $73M+ this weekend, bringing its total cume to $295.89M to $296.3M. The drop is the same to that of both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Iron Man 3, which then went on to top out domestically at $459M and $409M, respectively. Both of those bowed the first weekends of May. Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropped 57% in its second weekend in April 2014 and ended up with a total domestic cume of $259.7M.

The Civil War domestic take already has surpassed the lifetime cumes of Captain America ($177M), Ant-Man ($180M), Thor ($181M), Thor: The Dark World ($206M) and Captain America: Winter Soldier. Team Captain and Team Iron Man’s cume certainly was helped by Imax, which held 379 screens for a weekend take of $5M (after 10 days the cume domestically is $24.5M. Eight of the film’s Top Ten top grossing locations were on Imax screens.

Overseas, it also had a very strong weekend of play, posting an estimated $84.2M this frame; you can read about that and its total international and global cumes in Nancy Tartaglione’s international report today (see related link above).

This weekend, Disney also enjoyed the success of The Jungle Book crossing the $300M mark after a three-day gross of anywhere between $16.8M and $17.7M.

Money Monster, which debuted at Cannes this past week with Hollywood royalty in attendance when director Jodie Foster and stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts graced the red carpet, ended its three-day run with $14.6M. Distributor Sony is banking that the film will have some staying power as it is the only real adult-demo drama in the marketplace for the coming weeks. With around $55M to $60M all in, the film needs to play and also needs a strong showing overseas. The projected end run of Money Monster domestically is around $55M, of which 50% will go back to the studio.

Horror film The Darkness from BlumhouseTilt ended up with about $4.9M to $5.18M for its debut. The film, which stars Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell, is said to have cost $10M+ all in. That, too, is getting an international release through Universal Pictures, which also is paying for its single-digit marketing costs (60% of the campaign was digital) as its High Top Releasing, a label of Focus, is distributing. While the CinemaScore was a low C, the audience skewed female and young (53% female and 55% under 25) with a demographic breakdown of 45% Caucasian, 22% Hispanic and 18% African American. The projected domestic end run of The Darkness is somewhere between $11M and $15M.

The third film under the BlumhouseTilt experiment will be Incarnate directed by Brad Peyton and opening later this year on Sept. 30th.

Also noteworthy this weekend was A24’s quirky film The Lobster — the theme of which is find love or turn into the animal of choice — which had a great opening for a small film. It stars Colin Farrell. You can read about its performance in my colleague Brian Brooks’ specialty box office report.

That’s how they look right now. Here’s the Top 10 chart:

1). Captain America: Civil War (Disney), 4,226 theaters (0) / $19.4M Fri. / $32.3M Sat. (+65%) / $21M Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $72.6M to $73M+ (-59%) / Total cume: $295.89M to $296.3M / Wk 2

2). The Jungle Book (DIS), 3,970 theaters (-174) / $4.2M Fri. / $7.8M to $8M Sat. (+91%) / $5M+ Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $16.8M and $17.7M / Total cume: $310.7M to $311.7M / Wk 5

3). Money Monster (SONY), 3,104 theaters / $4.9M Fri. (includes $600K previews) / $6M Sat. (+22%) / $3.6M Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $14.6M / Wk 1

4). The Darkness (HTR), 1,755 theaters / $2.1M Fri. (includes $206K previews) / $1.85M Sat. (-13%) / $1M Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $4.9M to $5.18M / Wk 1

5.) Mother’s Day (OR), 3,291 theaters (+150) / $930K Fri. / $1.39M (+50%) / $830K Sun. (-40%) / 3-day cume: $3.15M / Total cume: $28.6M / Wk 3

6). Zootopia (DIS), 1,935 theaters (-142) / $591K Fri. / $1.3M Sat. (+120%) / $843K to $901K Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $2.7M to $2.8M / Total cume: $331.75M / Wk 11

7). The Huntsman: Winter’s War (UNI), 2,518 theaters (-383) / $684K Fri. / $1.18M Sat. (+72%) / $768K Sun. (-35%) / 3-day cume: $2.57M / Total cume: $44.5M / Wk 4

8). Keanu (WB/NL), 2,120 theaters  (-561) / $531K Fri. / $840K Sat. (+57%) / $460K Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $1.8M / Total cume: $18.55M / Wk 3

9.) Barbershop: The Next Cut (WB), 1,333 theaters (-401) / $434K Fri. / $802K Sat. (+84%) / $441K Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $1.67M / Total cume: $51.35M / Wk 5

10). The Boss (UNI), 1,350 theaters (-583) / $321K Fri. / $555K Sat. (+72%) / $308K Sun. (-45%) / 3-day cume: $1.18M / Total cume: $61.1M / Wk 6

3rd UPDATE, Saturday 11 PM: Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War rose roughly 67% on Saturday to bring in about $32.6M to $32.8M, which gives us a new three-day estimate tonight of $73.7M. That means in its second weekend, it will have dropped around 59%, right in line with other big tentpoles (see below). That will put the total cume at roughly $297M and soon give Disney its third $300M+ title in the Top Ten, along with The Jungle Book and Zootopia.

There were only two new offerings for moviegoers this weekend. The first was the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster, starring George Clooney, Jack O’Connell and Julia Roberts, which enjoyed a 25% increase tonight to cash in with $6.1M. That puts raises the three-day estimate for this adult-demo drama to $14.6M-$14.9M for Sony.

Horror film The Darkness dropped about 12% on Saturday for a $1.88M gross, so the three-day estimate is adjusted only slightly. The BlumhouseTilt newbie’s revised three-day gross is now $5M-$5.1M.

More in the AM.

2nd UPDATE, WRITE-THRU Sat. 7:30 AM: It’s another Disney-dominated weekend with The Jungle Book passing $300M domestically and Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War in control in its second weekend as it, too, nears $300M. Team Cap and Team Iron Man grossed about $19.5M to $19.7M last night for a three-day weekend estimated around $69.8M to $70.9M. That’s about a 61% drop and just short of expectations going into the weekend. In comparison, Captain America: The Winter Soldier dropped 57% in its second weekend and Avengers: Age of Ultron dropped 59% while Iron Man 3 dropped 59%.

There are two newcomers for moviegoers this weekend — the Jodie Foster-directed Money Monster starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts and the horror film The Darkness. Money Monster started off with $600K in previews last night and had a strong showing Friday morning but started to wane throughout the day (as did its Rotten Tomatoes score which was 64% fresh in the AM and fell to 57% last night). This was a project that Tom Rothman brought into the studio two years ago when he made the deal to finance and release the $30M picture as one of his big purchases for TriStar. The film was packaged independently and then sold; Smokehouse’s Clooney and Grant Heslov also produced.

Money Monster garnered a B+ CinemaScore which, on average, gives it a 3.2 multiple. Estimates show it opening to around $14M to $14.4M which could put the multiple around $46M, of which the studio takes roughly 50%. With a budget of around $30M plus marketing and distribution costs, all in it’s gotta be around $55M to $60M. So it’s gonna need a bigger boat (a better than average multiple). A film targeted to an older demographic usually takes its time to play out and with the coming weeks filled with family fare (The Angry Birds Movie), young comedy fare (Neighbors 2) and comic book tentpoles (X-Men: Apocalypse), it might hang in there as it has a good start. And it’s nice to see a film that is not yet again based on a comic book in the theatrical marketplace.

In exit polls, Clooney and Roberts were the big reasons that the older audience said they attended. The picture has the cover of EW which will expose the picture to a younger demo … and that demo who did attend – albeit a very small percentage — gave it an A CinemaScore. But, in this day and age, their attention spans are no better than gnats.

image1Money Monster also bows overseas this weekend in select markets (Italy, India, Hong Kong to name a few and is in previews in France) and debuts after a warm welcome at Cannes where the movie screened to a standing ovation for Foster, Clooney and Roberts. Foster had not been at Cannes since she was 12 years old and it was Roberts first time there. The picture needs that overseas box office gross.

The film, produced by husband/wife team Daniel Dubiecki and Lara Alameddine, took seven years to bring to the screen they told Deadline during Cannes.

For what it’s worth, it’s Foster’s best opening as a director and Roberts best opening targeted for the adult audience since Eat, Pray Love (all of a sudden, it seems almost better not to point that out). The established reviewers like A.O. Scott, Peter Travers and Time magazine gave the film good reviews. Given that the stars themselves are non-social, Sony certainly did a good job making sure awareness was high.

The second newbie, The Darkness, lit up horror audiences tonight. Given that the last horror film (10 Cloverfield Lane) debuted two months ago, fans hungry for the genre came out stronger than expected on Friday night for the film which should bring in about $2.1M ($206K previews included) tonight. If that estimate holds, its three-day gross could clock in anywhere between $5.3M and $5.5M. Its already way ahead of its comp, the R-rated The Green Inferno, which had a higher Thursday preview number $265K but a lower Friday of $1.5M last year and then grossed $3.5M for the three-day.

The Darkness may have a bigger Saturday than The Green Inferno because of the film’s PG-13 rating. Like many of these low-budget horror films, the CinemaScore on this one is a C which means on average a 2.5 multiple. It may turn a profit as budget plus marketing and distribution costs is said to be 10M+ all in and its getting an international release through Universal which is shouldering single-digit marketing costs while BlumhouseTilt markets the film. High Top Releasing, a label of Focus is distributing. The film stars Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchell.

Here’s how the Top Ten looked on Saturday morning:

1). Captain America: Civil War (Disney), 4,226 theaters (0) / $19.5Mto $19.7M Fri. / 3-day cume: $69.7M to $70M+ (-61%) / Total cume: $293M / Wk 2

2). The Jungle Book (DIS), 3,970 theaters (-174) / $4M Fri. / 3-day cume: $16M to $16.2M / Total cume: $310M / Wk 5

3). Money Monster (SONY), 3,104 theaters / $4.9M Fri. (includes $600K previews) / 3-day cume: $14M to $14.4M / Wk 1

4). The Darkness (HTR), 1,755 theaters / $2.1M Fri. (includes $206K previews) / 3-day cume: $5.3M to $5.5M / Wk 1

5.) Mother’s Day (OR), 3,291 theaters (+150) / $935K Fri. / 3-day cume: $3.3M / Total cume: $28.8M / Wk 3

6/7). Zootopia (DIS), 1,935 theaters (-142) / $579K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.3M / Total cume: $331.3M / Wk 11

The Huntsman: Winter’s War (UNI), 2,518 theaters (-383) / $682K Fri. / 3-day cume: $2.3M / Total cume: $44.25M / Wk 4

8). Keanu (WB/NL), 2,120 theaters  (-561) / $530K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.6M to $1.8M / Total cume: $18.3M to $18.5M / Wk 3

9.) Barbershop: The Next Cut (WB), 1,333 theaters (-401) / $433K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1.5M / Total cume: $51.2M / Wk 5

10). The Boss (UNI), 1,350 theaters (-583) / $321K Fri. / 3-day cume: $1M+ / Total cume: $61M / Wk 6