Unstoppable ‘Civil War’ Dominates Box Office Again – You Won’t Believe It!

Alex Garland’s “Civil War” held off competition from fresh movie releases to keep its number one spot at the box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The thought-provoking film, produced by the independent A24, is predicted to generate approximately $11.1 million in ticket sales within the U.S. and Canada by the end of Sunday, taking its total domestic box office gross to $44.9 million, according to Comscore.

The dystopian thriller, which Garland also scripted, stars Kirsten Dunst, Cailee Spaeny, and Wagner Moura as reporters in a near-future scenario, battling to cover lethal urban warfare on American soil. This comes as California and Texas join forces to overthrow a president who has unlawfully granted himself a third term.

“Abigail,” an R-rated horror movie from Universal Pictures about a terrifying 12-year-old ballerina fighting her captors, made waves as it narrowly trailed behind “Civil War” with an estimated $10.2 million in box office earnings, says Comscore. The film premiered in 3,384 venues.

Comscore estimates that the total box office revenue for the three-day period will hit $65.4 million. Thus far in the year, the box office continues to experience a downturn with an estimated $1.98 billion in domestic ticket sales, a 19% drop compared to 2023.

Last weekend, “Civil War” made a surprising debut with an estimated $25.7 million in ticket sales from the U.S. and Canada, surpassing industry predictions. This impressive performance marked the largest domestic opening weekend for an A24 film since the firm’s inception 12 years ago. With a reported budget of $50 million, “Civil War” is the most costly film ever produced by A24. The film screened in 3,929 theaters.

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A24’s portfolio includes best-picture Oscar winners like “Moonlight” and “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and other notable films such as “Hereditary,” “Lady Bird,” and “Uncut Gems.”

Last weekend, “Civil War” dethroned Warner Bros.’ “Godzilla x Kong,” which had maintained the top position for two weekends. This weekend, “Godzilla x Kong” is expected to land in third place with $9.5 million in ticket sales, bringing its domestic total to $171.6 million over four weekends.

Two other new releases made their mark. Guy Ritchie’s “The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare,” distributed by Lionsgate, is expected to end the weekend in fourth place with an estimated $9 million. Sony Pictures/Crunchyroll’s “Spy x Family Code: White” is projected to generate about $4.9 million, securing the fifth spot for the weekend.

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