‘Angry Birds’ flocks to No. 1 at box office over ‘Civil War’

ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE - Rovio Animation Ltd.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Captain America” has found a worthy competitor in a bunch of flightless birds. “The Angry Birds Movie” soared to $39 million in its debut weekend, knocking “Captain America: Civil War” off its first-place perch, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

“Civil War” earned an additional $33.1 million for a second-place spot, bringing its domestic total to $347.4 million. Even in its third weekend in theaters, the superhero proved mightier than a batch of new adult comedies, “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “The Nice Guys,” which took the third- and fourth-place spots.

“Neighbors 2” brought in $21.8 million in its debut weekend – less than half of the first film’s $49 million opening in 2014. The 70s throwback buddy comedy “The Nice Guys,” meanwhile, grossed $11.3 million.

Full domestic weekend box office estimates:

  1. The Angry Birds Movie  $39.0M
  2. Captain America: Civil War  $33.1M
  3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising  $21.8M
  4. The Nice Guys  $11.3M
  5. The Jungle Book  $11.0M
  6. Money Monster  $7.1M
  7. The Darkness  $2.4M
  8. Zootopia  $1.7M
  9. The Huntsman: Winter’s War  $1.2M
  10. Mother’s Day  $1.1M
  11. Barbershop: The Next Cut  $0.8M
  12. The Meddler  $0.8M

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