Box Office Results in Some New Contenders This Week

Happy weekend friends!

Let’s talk movies! Last weekend, the North American box office was taken by storm, with many new contenders making the top ten.

Move over, Captain America, you have the angry birds to deal with now!

“The Angry Birds Movie” debut at No.1 in its first week of release. Photo Source: Sony. 

Last week, “The Angry Birds Movie” made its debut, and wound out on top. The Sony film made about $38 million in its first week, beating out the blockbuster hit “Captain America: Civil War.”

We finally figure out why the birds are so angry in this film version of the widely played “Angry Birds” game released in 2009.

The film focuses around an island populated by happy, flightless birds which is visited by mysterious green piggies. It’s up to three unlikely outcasts – Red (voiced by “Mother’s Day” star Jason Sudeikis), Chuck (voiced by funny man Josh Gad) and Bomb (voiced by the hilarious Danny McBride) – to figure out what the pigs are up to.

The film is getting mixed reviews, some saying it could be its own franchise without the game, others saying ‘what did we really expect this movie to be if it came from a smart-phone game?’



Speaking of angry, “Captain America” fell to second place this week in the box office, its third in release.

Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. are the stars in this addition of “The Avengers” franchise. Photo Source: Disney.

The Disney movie stars Chris Evans as Captain America and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and made another $32 million to add to their revenue.

The film has grossed over $347 million in North America alone.


Moving on to a more lighter film, the third spot goes to “Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising.”

“Neighbours 2” is the sequel to Rogen and Byrne’s “Neighbours.” Photo Source: Universal.

The film is the sequel to “Neighbours” starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne along with Zac Efron. In this instalment, Rogen and Byrne are back, but facing a new dilemena.

Instead of having a fraternity living next door, they now have a sorority living next to them.

The sorority becomes more a handful to deal with then the fraternity ever was, and Mac and Kelly must team up with former enemy Teddy (Efron) to bring the girls down.

The Universal film also stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Ike Barinholtz, Dave Franco, and Selena Gomez.

The film came out last week, earning just over $21 million.


The new contender to fall short of expectations was “The Nice Guys” starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling.

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in “The Nice Guys.” Photo Source: Warner Bros.

The film made its debut last week, and ended up in the fourth spot, grossing $11.2 million.

The Warner Bros. film  follows a mismatched pair of private eyes investigating the apparent suicide of a fading porn star, st in 1970s Los Angeles.

Here’s who else made the top ten list last weekend,

5. “The Jungle Book”: $10.9 million/ grossing overall $327 million in 6 weeks

Photo source: Walt Disney Studios

6. “Money Monster”: $7.02 million/ grossing overall $27 million in 2 weeks

Money Monster stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Photo Source: SONY Pictures.

7. “The Darkness”: $2.27 million/ grossing overall $8 million in 2 weeks

8. “Zootopia”: $1.68 million/ grossing overall $334 million in 12 weeks

9. “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”: $1.21 million/ grossing overall $46.9 million in 5 weeks

10. “Mother’s Day”: $1.14 million/ grossing overall $31.5 million in 4 weeks

Did your favourite make it in the top 5 or 10? Let me know in the comments below!





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