The proof is in the pudding: movies based on smartphone apps cantop the box office, as Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie dethronesCaptain America: Civil War with an estimated $39 million.
In what was arguably the most competitive weekend at the 2016 box office thus far, Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie vaulted to the No. 1 spot rather handily, breezing past newcomers Neighbors 2: Sorority Risingand The Nice Guys as it exceeded Civil War’s third weekend haul by nearly $6 million. Still, Civil War became Disney’s third 2016 film to top the $300 million mark, as its domestic gross now stands at $347 million with worldwide numbers totaling roughly $1.053 billion. Year-to-date, the domestic box office is up 5.8 percent from 2015.