Box office top 20: 'X-Men' lags and 'Alice' flops

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Posted: May 31, 2016 7:20 PM
Box office top 20: 'X-Men' lags and 'Alice' flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Memorial Day weekend, long a flagship launching pad in Hollywood's summer, went bust at the box office, as a pair of poorly reviewed sequels disappointed.

"X-Men: Apocalypse," from 20th Century Fox, took in $79.8 million over the four-day weekend, according to final figures Tuesday. While a sizable sum, the debut was the sixth best of the eight "X-Men" movies, accounting for inflation. The film, directed by Bryan Singer, seeks to introduce a number of new cast members to the franchise.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" flopped altogether. The Walt Disney Co. release cost $170 million to make, but it grossed just $33.5 million over the holiday weekend, including Monday. The performance, well shy of the $60 million-plus the industry expected, came on the heels of domestic violence accusations against the film's star, Johnny Depp, by his estranged wife, Amber Heard, in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Tuesday by comScore:

1. "X-Men: Apocalypse," 20th Century Fox, $79,810,133, 4,150 locations, $19,231 average, $79,810,133, 1 week.

2. "Alice Through The Looking Glass," Disney, $33,507,621, 3,763 locations, $8,904 average, $33,507,621, 1 week.

3. "The Angry Birds Movie," Sony, $24,560,955, 3,932 locations, $6,246 average, $72,214,264, 2 weeks.

4. "Captain America: Civil War," Disney, $20,004,509, 3,395 locations, $5,892 average, $377,480,457, 4 weeks.

5. "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," Universal, $11,442,975, 3,416 locations, $3,350 average, $40,679,555, 2 weeks.

6. "The Jungle Book," Disney, $9,512,646, 2,523 locations, $3,770 average, $341,024,555, 7 weeks.

7. "The Nice Guys," Warner Bros., $8,253,432, 2,865 locations, $2,881 average, $23,617,104, 2 weeks.

8. "Money Monster," Sony, $5,626,175, 2,315 locations, $2,430 average, $35,278,401, 3 weeks.

9. "Love & Friendship," Roadside Attractions, $3,153,391, 493 locations, $6,396 average, $4,146,939, 3 weeks.

10. "Zootopia," Disney, $1,121,189, 572 locations, $1,960 average, $336,164,834, 13 weeks.

11. "The Lobster," A24, $989,490, 116 locations, $8,530 average, $2,207,424, 3 weeks.

12. "The Darkness," High Top Releasing, $887,901, 1,004 locations, $884 average, $10,000,280, 3 weeks.

13. "The Meddler," Sony Pictures Classics, $700,295, 420 locations, $1,667 average, $3,143,513, 6 weeks.

14. "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice," Warner Bros., $635,393, 361 locations, $1,760 average, $329,479,318, 10 weeks.

15. "The Man Who Knew Infinity," IFC Films, $607,665, 291 locations, $2,088 average, $2,470,423, 5 weeks.

16. "A Bigger Splash," Fox Searchlight, $520,256, 378 locations, $1,376 average, $1,433,107, 4 weeks.

17. "The Huntsman: Winter's War," Universal, $445,280, 374 locations, $1,191 average, $47,576,025, 6 weeks.

18. "Barbershop: The Next Cut," Warner Bros., $327,527, 265 locations, $1,236 average, $53,309,119, 7 weeks.

19. "Miracles From Heaven," Sony, $310,590, 207 locations, $1,500 average, $61,074,007, 11 week.

20. "Kung Fu Panda 3," 20th Century Fox, $307,836, 193 locations, $1,595 average, $143,143,205, 18 weeks.

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Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC