In news that will surprise nobody, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ has opened up to a huge box office amount in the U.S. after finally hitting cinemas there on Friday.
‘Civil War’ was released internationally on April 29, but audiences across the pond had to wait an excruciating week to finally see Iron Man and Captain America fall out in spectacular fashion.
According to The Hollywood Reporter they flocked to do just that, as ‘Captain America: Civil War’ has already grossed $181. 8 million over the weekend, which means that it’s already taken in $678.4 million across the world in just 12 days.
It’s now pretty much a formality that ‘Captain America: Civil War’ will go on to become the first film of 2016 to cross the billion dollar mark at the global box office.
‘Captain America: Civil War’s’ impressive gross means that it’s scored the fifth-best opening of all time, while it also continues Disney’s box office dominance.
Not only do Disney own Marvel Studios but they also have Lucasfilm on their roster, too, so they reaped the benefits of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’’ $2.066 billion gross. Plus, ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Zootopia’ have grossed $776.2 million and $956.4 million, respectively, for the studio in 2016.
‘Captain America: Civil War’s’ box office numbers prove that its scope and appeal was akin to the two ‘Avengers’ films rather than 2011’s ‘The First Avenger’ or 2014’s ‘The Winter Soldier’, and it’s already well on its way to eclipsing the latter’s $714.4 million.
Meanwhile, on top of receiving better reviews than its rival, ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is already close to surpassing ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice’s’ $865.5 million haul, too.
Basically, Marvel are still the kings of the superhero genre, and there appears to be no end in sight for their domination, too.
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