8 Box Office Implications From June 2016 Films

6. More Winners In May

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Seeing as Batman V Superman saw fit to shift its release date forward to March having originally been scheduled to open opposite Civil War, it should come as no surprise that Cap didn’t have the stiffest of competition in May.

Still, a few other studios indulged in some shrewd counter-programming, with Universal’s Bad Neighbours 2 – or Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, if you’re based in the U.S. – doing decent business. The first Seth Rogen-starrer grossed a remarkable $270 million against its modest budget in 2014, and while the comedy sequel has only managed to gross $78 million after two weeks on release in the States and a little longer elsewhere, a healthy profit is guaranteed.

Elsewhere, The Angry Birds Movie has enjoyed a similar release schedule to Bad Neighbours 2 and currently has $229 million to show for it; a solid return against its reported $73 million budget. Jodie Foster’s Money Monster, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, hasn’t quite lived up to its name, but it’s still more or less doubled its budget by taking home almost $53 million in three weeks.

And X-Men: Apocalypse took home $80 million in its first weekend on release in the U.S. to bring its global income to $277 million - some way behind series champ Days Of Future Past but a good return nonetheless.


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