Civil War brews up a modest first place finish this weekend


For all of the controversy that Alex Garland’s Civil War brewed before opening, its first weekend was only a modest success. Despite strong critical reception and even solid audience buzz, Civil War opened to just $25.7 million domestically. The film has not yet opened overseas, so distributor A24 is maybe a little worried. The film cost a reported $50 million, but on the bright side, this is the first A24 release to top the box office in North America. It’s also the biggest R-rated debut for 2024.

In second place came Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire with another $15.5 million. Warner Bros. has been incredibly happy with this movie, so we’re likely to get a sixth film in the future. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire is still trucking along in third, bringing in $5.7 million in its fourth weekend. That isn’t enough to recoup its $100 million budget, with the film having generated only $159.9 million globally.

In fourth came Kung Fu Panda 4, basically repeating last week and adding another $5.5 million to its overall gross. The same goes for Dune: Part Two, which landed at fifth and made $4.3 million. The box office is pretty boring right now as new releases aren’t happening just yet. Heck, Shrek 2 charted in the top 10!

Here are the top 10 films for the weekend of April 12-14, 2024. All totals listed are domestic:

  1. Civil War – $25.7 million
  2. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire – $15.5 million
  3. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire – $5.7 million
  4. Kung Fu Panda 4 – $5.5 million
  5. Dune: Part Two – $4.3 million
  6. Monkey Man – $4.1 million
  7. The First Omen – $3.7 million
  8. The Long Game – $1.39 million
  9. Shrek 2 – $1.3 million
  10. Arthur the King – $840,000
[Source] Variety, The Numbers

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