According to Box Office Mojo, The Angry Birds Movie has passed Captain America: Civil War in the box office last weekend, making $39 million. Captain America has slipped to second place after holding first place for two weeks in a row, but not before it broke $1 billion in worldwide sales. It made $33.1 million last weekend. Captain America fell more than 54% in sales from last week, which, combined with The Angry Birds Movie being a new release, inched it down the box office charts.
The Angry Birds video game is one of the best selling mobile games of all time. Over its sixteen entries, the franchise has racked up over three billion downloads. The game quickly caught and held public attention, and is consistently praised for its simplicity and originality.
The most recent game in the series, Angry Birds Action!, ties into the newly released movie, bringing the film’s cast of characters into the fray. Angry Birds Action! was released on April 28, 2016, and is available on iOS and Android. The Angry Birds Movie launched in cinemas on May 20, 2016.