Memorial Day Weekend Box Office Dominated by Face Paint, CGI

May 31, 2016

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Over the long, Memorial Day weekend, we thanked our troops for their sacrifices in giving us our freedom, which we then used to watch yet another superhero movie. X-Men: Apocalypse took the top spot at the box office, performing to expectations but still well below Days of Future Past's three-day opening even in its four-day holiday total.

Likewise looking like a very poor franchise successor, Alice Through the Looking Glass took second but not with anything to brag about. Over four days, the $170 million film made just $34 million. By comparison, the 2010 Alice in Wonderland opened with over $116 million on a standard, three-day weekend. Though, to be fair, that weekend didn't feature quite such an aggressively in-your-face mobile campaign from the Mad Hatter...

Anyway, here's your weekend box office:

1. X-Men: Apocalypse - $80 million

2. Alice Through the Looking Glass - $34 million

3. The Angry Birds Movie - $24.6 million

4. Captain America: Civil War - $19.7 million

5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - $11.4 million

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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