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Angry Birds flock to top of box office

The Angry Birds movie is flying high after debuting at the top of the box office.

The animated film, based on the hit mobile game of the same name, took the number one spot after raking in $39 million over its opening weekend (20-22May16).


Globally, the movie has been a huge hit, earning an estimated $94 million and bringing its total to $150 million. Angry Birds also landed the top spot in 48 markets around the world, including China, where its $29.2 million haul was higher than both debuts of popular animated films Zootopia and Big Hero 6.


Angry Birds, which features the voices of Sean Penn, Jason Sudeikis, Blake Shelton, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage, and singer Charlie XCX, managed to oust reigning North American box office leader Captain America: Civil War, which drops to the runner-up slot after earning another $33.1 million.


The latest Marvel movie, starring Chris Evans as the titular comic book superhero and his fellow Avengers Robert Downey, Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Jeremy Renner, now has a domestic total of $347.4 million, and on Friday (20May16), it hit a major milestone when it passed the $1 billion mark in the global box office - becoming the first movie of 2016 to do so.


Captain America: Civil War is now Disney's 10th billion-dollar earner and the 19th highest-grossing movie of all time worldwide.


Meanwhile, Zac Efron and Seth Rogen's Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising debuts at number three with $21.8 million, while Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe's The Nice Guys comes in fourth with $11.3 million after a soft opening.


Disney's The Jungle Book rounds out the top five with $11 million in its sixth week of release, taking its domestic total to $327.5 million.