The Angry Birds Movie knocks Civil War from top of the box office


Over the weekend we saw The Angry Birds Movie duke it out with Captain America: Civil War (#TeamBird v #TeamCap). #TeamCap believes in personal freedom and accountability in the face of a system that may be inherently corrupt and susceptible to influence, even though it also acknowledges the difficulties and consequences of foreign intervention. #TeamBird, by contrast, believes in being merely better than awful and making money.

The Angry Birds Movie won out, earning roughly $39 million. Captain America: Civil War was pushed to the two spot with $33.1 million. Rounding out the weekend, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising earned $21.7 million (#TeamNeighbors) and The Nice Guys took in $11.2 million (#TeamNice).

Even though Captain America 3 was dethroned, we should also note that Civil War has earned more than $1 billion worldwide in less than a month of release, with $347 million from domestic ticket sales alone. By comparison, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (#TeamDisappointment) has earned $870 million worldwide, with $328 million in domestic ticket sales.

While Captain America: Civil War being knocked down is notable, I only wrote this up to use the Sean Penn/El Chapo image again.

[via Box Office Mojo]

Hubert Vigilla
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