U.K. Box Office: 'Captain America: Civil War' Climbs to Early $28M
In a one-two win for Disney, 'The Jungle Book' easily secured a second-place finish.
Captain America: Civil War has bolstered Disney's near-domination of the spring box office in the U.K.
The superhero tentpole — featuring the first outing for British star Tom Holland as Spider-Man — opened at No. 1 with $20.5 million, the second-biggest weekend opening of the year to date, and the third-biggest of all time for the Marvel cinematic universe (23 percent behind The Avengers). Through Monday, the movie's total earnings stand at $28 million.
The Jungle Book, meanwhile, ensured a one-two win for Disney (and not for the first time this year), dropping 36 percent in its third weekend to $12.2 million for a cume of $42.5 million.
It was only Eye in the Sky that prevented the studio studio scoring gold, silver and bronze, with eOne's drone-thriller narrowly edging Zootropolis (released in the U.S. as Zootopia) for third place with just shy of $800,000 to the animated pic's $750,000. After six weeks, Zootropolis' British box-office cume stands at $31.6 million; after three weeks, Eye in the Sky has taken home $4.9 million.
Idris Elba's turn as a former CIA agent in Parisian action-thriller Bastille Day rounded out the top five, adding $490,000 for a two-week cume of $2.4 million.