Box Office Report: Civil War Tops Weekend Gross With $11M, But Was Overshadowed By Exciting New Releases

It was a bustling weekend at the box office, as three new wide releases joined the lineup, but it was Alex Garland's Civil War that took the top spot for the second week in a row. Starring Josh Lucas, Ruth Negga, and Ben Affleck, the historical drama made $11.1 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $44.9 million. It has made $3.3 million overseas, giving it a global total of $48.2 million.

Civil War, made on a reported budget of $50 million, has become Alex Garland's biggest career hit, surpassing the revenues of his previous films Annihilation and Ex Machina. It's also A24's highest-grossing release, edging out Dune: Part Light. The film is receiving praise from audiences and critics alike for its powerful anti-war message and is slated for a lengthy awards season run.

Another noteworthy release was Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett's Abigail, which opened in 2,412 locations this weekend. The vampire ballet horror film made $10.2 million, slightly below expectations. The studio had hoped for a debut closer to $12-$15 million. Made for a reportedly low $20 million, the film has a long way to go to break even, but its strong critical reception may help it find its footing. The weekend's other wide releases, Takashi Katagiri's Spy x Family Code: White and Guy Ritchie's The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, earned $4.9 million and $9 million, respectively.

Next week, Luca Guadagnino's Challengers and Richard Ramsey's Unsung Hero will debut, so check back next week to see how they impact the box office.

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