‘Angry Birds’ leads the box office weekend, but ‘Civil War’ still wins

Those Angry Birdsought to be downright furious, with a #1 opening weekend at the box office that’s been immediately overshadowed by Captain America: Civil War‘s billion-dollar business.

Combined domestic and foreign box office estimates for the weekend put Marvel’s big superhero smackdown at $1.053 billion in ticket sales. It’s the fourth Marvel movie to cross the billion-dollar threshold after The Avengers, Iron Man 3and Avengers: Age of Ultronand the tenth overall among Disney releases.

Civil Waris now the 19th highest-grossing global release on the all-time box office chart, falling right between another pair of Disney releases: Toy Story 3and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. It’s also the top-earning movie of the year, easily surpassing Zootopia, which sits in the #2 spot with $981.8 million.

It’s picked up an estimated $347.4 million domestically in just 17 days, which is roughly on par with what Iron Man 3pulled during the same stretch of time. Expect Civil Warto start tailing off, however, as the coming Memorial Day weekend unleashes Alice Through the Looking Glassand X-Men: Apocalypse.

The Angry Birds Moviewas #1 in the U.S. over the weekend, with an estimated box office take of $39 million. This is actually the video game adaptation’s third week in release, with the new domestic and overseas estimates bringing its global total up to $94 million.

Civil Warslides in at #2 for the weekend, with an estimated $33.1 million. It’s a 54% drop-off in ticket sales from last week, which is right around what we expected.

A pair of newly released comedies occupy the third and fourth spots, with Neighbors 2: Sorority Risingand The Nice Guysrecording an estimated $21.8 million and $11.3 million, respectively. There’s a chance that Guyscould slip, however, with The Jungle Book‘s estimated $11 million leaving it close behind in the #5 spot.

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