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'Angry Birds' narrowly dethrones 'Captain America' at box office

As reported by USA Today and other news organizations "Angry Birds," the film based on the very popular video game, has narrowly dethroned "Captain America: Civil War," at the box office race this weekend on Sunday, May 22, 2016. "Angry Birds," by Sony, debuted with a domestic take of $39 million. "Captain America: Civil War," dropped from first to second place, earning an additional $33.1 million and garnering a total of $347.4 million in domestic receipts. Debuting in third place is "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising," starring Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron. The film took in $21.8 million.

Rounding out the top five are the action flick "The Nice Guys," which had a lack luster debut and earned only $11.3 million, and Disney's "The Jungle Book," which dropped from second to fifth place earning an additional $11 million. The film has taken in an impressive total of $327.5 million in domestic receipts.

Next weekend watch to see if the next installment from the "X-Men," series of films. "X-Men: Apocalypse," directed by Mark Singer and stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence. Also, Disney will introduce their second "Alice in Wonderland" films, this one titled "Alice Through the Looking Glass." Mia Wasikowska returns as Alice and Johnny Depp returns in his role as the Mad Hatter. This film also features the very last performance by the now diseased actor Alan Rickman. The thriller "The Ones Below," will also debut.

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