Los Angeles- “The angry birds Movie” is flying past rivals this weekend at the US box office, easily topping “Captain america : Civil War” and “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” with $40 million.

Sony’s animated avian tale took off Friday with an opening day of $11 million at 3,932 locations. That was $2.3 million more than the 15th day of Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America” at 4,266 sites and Universal’s launch of “Neighbors 2” at 3,389 screens.

Warner Bros.’ opening of action-comedy “The Nice Guys” took in $3.9 million at 2,865 screens.

“Angry birds ,” which carries a $73 million budget, generated an A+ Cinemascore among the core under 25 audience. The film is set on an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds – except for Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), speedy Chuck (Josh Gad) and Bomb (Danny McBride).

“Captain America” is heading for a weekend in the $32 million range for a decline of about 56% from its second session — the eighth-highest of all time at $72.6 million. Should that estimate hold, “Captain America” will wind up the weekend in the top 20 third weekend.

“Captain America” topped the $1 billion mark on Friday to become the 25th film to hit the milestone.

“Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” starring Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Rose Byrne and Chloë Grace Moretz, looks likely to finish the weekend at around $24 million — half of the $49 million launch of original “Neighbors” two years ago.

“Neighbors 2” will still be a money-maker, given its decent critical support (a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes). With Warner Bros. opting to open “The Nice Guys” at the same time, the two titles are going after similar demographics and may have performed better had they launched on separate weekends.

“The Jungle Book” will wind up the weekend with a cumulative domestic total of $327 million.