It looks as though ‘Captain America: Civil War’ could be a huge box office hit…
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ‘Captain America’ sequel is tracking huge numbers in box office predictions… and is expected to top $175 million during its opening weekend.
“Captain America: Civil War is tracking for a massive domestic opening of $175 million-plus at the North American box office, where it opens May 6,” they revealed. “Some even think it could approach $200 million.”
This is great news for Marvel Studios… and if it manages to top $200 million, we could see ‘Captain America: Civil War’ as the fifth highest opening movie of all time. Quite a feat, but certainly not Marvel’s first big success.
“To date, the four top openings belong to Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), Marvel’s The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million).”
And the current number five? That would be ‘Iron Man 3’…
Clearly, with three of the five highest opening movies in cinema history, Marvel is doing something right. ‘Captain America: Civil War’ has already impressed the critics, with many suggesting it could be the superhero movie we’ve all been waiting for.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ currently holds a 94% Fresh rating at Rotten Tomatoes, and with tracking suggesting colossal box office figures, it looks as though it could be Marvel’s latest big success story.
And this is only the beginning…
‘Civil War’ marks the transition into Marvel’s Phase Three – the third phase of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies to appear in theatres. And there are plenty of other big movies still to come for the rest of Phase Three… including ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.
But will ‘Captain America: Civil War’ perform as well as expected?
I can’t help thinking that we could see ‘Iron Man 3’ dethroned from the list of top five openers… and with a bit of luck, ‘Civil War’ might even climb higher than Marvel’s other entries.
But for now, we’ll have to wait and see.
‘Captain America: Civil War’ heads to cinemas on 29 April 2016.
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