Turns Out, People Actually Wanted To See 'Angry Birds' Movie

May 23, 2016

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Well, despite coming out five years after it would have been timely, The Angry Birds Movie still managed to capture the public interest. Over the weekend, the film based on the app succeeded in its long-running franchise goal of giving people something to blankly stare at when quietly sitting around with absolutely nothing else to do, filling theaters with children who would be just as happy mashing on your smartphone for an hour-and-a-half. The animated movie brought in nearly $40 million, knocking Captain America: Boys, Boys, Please Don't Fight from its perch at the top of the box office.

Neighbors 2: This Is Apparently Their Purgatory, meanwhile, took third but opened at less than half its predecessor's numbers. In fourth, The Nice Guys likewise faltered in not being based on a video game about slingshotting testicle-shaped cardinals at a colony of loose pig heads.

Here's your weekend box office:

1. The Angry Birds Movie - $39 million

2. Captain America: Civil War - $33.1 million

3. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising - $21.8 million

4. The Nice Guys - $11.3 million

5. The Jungle Book - $11 million

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

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