(Australian Associated Press)
Captain America: Civil War has proved it is king of the jungle and mightier than Superman at the Australian box office.
The American superhero film took in a whopping $13.961 million at the Aussie box office during its opening weekend, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
Its debut was bigger than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which over the Easter weekend took in $13.156 million.
Captain America also managed to knock fellow Disney film The Jungle Book ($2.372 million) from its perch over the weekend, after the flick had reigned supreme in Aussie cinemas for two straight weeks.
Eddie The Eagle, the warm-hearted Hugh Jackman flick based on the real life story of the Olympic aerial ski jumper, dropped a spot to third, taking in $1.303 million.
Despite some poor reviews, Mother’s Day, starring Julia Roberts, entered the top 10 for the first time at fourth ($1.189 million) pushing Melissa McCarthy comedy film The Boss ($560,499) down to fifth.
Disney animated flick Zootopia ($502,795) dropped three spots to sixth.
Another new entry this week was Finding Mr Right 2, which generated $222,146 in box office revenue.
Eye In The Sky ($209,470) and Kung Fu Panda 3 ($186,031) rounded out the list at ninth and 10th, respectively.
TOP 10 FILMS FOR THE WEEKEND APRIL 28 TO MAY 1:
1. Captain America: Civil War (Disney) – $13.961 million
2. The Jungle Book (Disney) $2.372 million
3. Eddie The Eagle (Fox) $1.303 million
4. Mother’s Day (Studio Canal) – $1.189 million
5. The Boss (Universal) – $560,499
6. Zootopia (Disney) – $502,795
7. Divergent Series: Allegiant (Entertainment One) $453,866
8. Finding Mr Right 2 (Magnum Films) – $222,146
9. Eye In The Sky (Entertainment One) – $209,470
10. Kung Fu Panda 3 (Fox/Dreamworks) – $186,031
* Source: Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia