Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Scores A24’s Biggest Opening Weekend With $25M

  1. Civil War (review)- $25.7M

A24 scored their biggest opening weekend ever and their first hit film of the year with Alex Garland’s Civil War. The political thriller starring Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, and Cailee Spaeny as journalists in a wartorn America opened with $25.7M, which is also the biggest debut of Garland’s career. Interestingly, Screen Engine/Comscore’s PostTrak polling counted 22% of the audience as liberal and 19% registered Democrats, with 6% Republicans.

2. Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire– $15.4M/$157.9M

3. Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire– $5.8M/$96.9M

4. Kung Fu Panda 4– $5.5M/$173.6M

5. Dune: Part Two– $4.3M/$272.1M

6. Monkey Man– $4.1M/$17.7M

7. The First Omen– $3.7M/$14.6M

8. The Long Game– $1.39M

The indie golf film The Long Game, led by Dennis Quaid and Jay Hernandez, opened in 1030 theaters and earned $1.3M, largely in Texas where the 1950s-set story takes place.

9. Shrek 2 (re-release)- $1.35M

10. Sting (review)- $1.2M

Those eager for creepy crawly horror sought out Sting, about an alien arachnid stalking an NYC apartment. Kiah Roache-Turner’s debut feature opened in 1350 screens and made $1.2M, cracking the top 10. Reviews have been mixed, including my own, so it’s probably not going to move up from here, especially with so many horrors out right now and Abigail just around the corner.



Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.