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Captain America: Civil War holds strong in US as Money Monster grabs $15 million

Captain America: Civil War

Story by Jack Foley

MARVEL’S Captain America: Civil War comfortably held onto top spot at the US box office with another mighty $72.6 million, dropping off only 59% in its second weekend.

The Disney tent-pole continued to hold well in its sophomore outing, compared to the 68% drop off experienced by DV rival Batman Vs Superman earlier this year.

What’s more, the critically-acclaimed Civil War also raced to $941 million worldwide, earning $84.2 million internationally.

Indeed, the US and global box offices were all about Disney this weekend, with another of its marquee titles, The Jungle Book, also continuing to perform well and crossing the $800 million mark globally.

In the US, it remained formidable, holding onto second spot with $17.8 million and bringing its total to $311.8 million. Globally, it has earned $828.1 million.

That left the weekend’s only high profile new opener Money Monster to come in third – albeit performing well ahead of expectations.

The Jodie Foster reunites George Clooney and Julia Roberts for the first time since their Ocean’s Eleven films, and also stars British actor Jack O’Connell.

It follows a TV financial personality (Clooney) who is taken hostage on air by a viewer (O’Connell) who followed the talk show host’s advice and lost all of his money. Roberts plays the show’s producer.

The film took $15 million and was no doubt boosted by the profile given to it by a swish Cannes debut.

After Money Monster, the weekend’s other new player was Greg McLean’s supernatural horror film The Darkness, which debuted to $5.2 million. Starring Kevin Bacon, Radha Mitchell, David Mazouz and Lucy Fry, the film follows a family who visits the Grand Canyon and brings home a supernatural force.

Rounding out the top five was ensemble comedy-drama Mother’s Day, Garry Marshall’s critically-derided follow-up to Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Day.

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