LOS ANGELES — It’s “Captain America’s” weekend at the box office once again by a large margin, but even with $72.6 million in earnings, the superhero pic left some room for other newcomers like “Money Monster,” “The Darkness” and “The Lobster” to play, according to comScore estimates Sunday.

“Captain America: Civil War” dropped 59 percent in its second weekend in theaters, in line with the second weekend showings of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Iron Man 3.” While it’s on the higher end of second weekend falls in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Disney and Marvel film is still performing phenomenally well. In just two weeks, it has earned $295.9 million in North America, passing the total domestic grosses of “Captain America: Winter Soldier” film by over $35 million.

Disney’s “The Jungle Book” remained in second place with $17.8 million, bringing its domestic total to $311.8 million after five weekends in theaters.

Meanwhile, the R-rated George Clooney and Julia Roberts financial thriller “Money Monster” got off to a healthy third-place start with $15 million, beating expectations in its first weekend in theaters after premiering at the Cannes Film Festival. The film cost only $27 million to produce.

“We felt like in the wake of ‘Captain America,’ we could open to $10 million. To open to $15 million in that time frame is really a great number for us and it bodes well for the playability of the movie,” Rory Bruer, Sony’s president of worldwide distribution, said. “We’re very proud to be part of this genre. The adult thriller is not an easy code to crack.”

– The Associated Press


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