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‘Captain America: Civil War’ nabs fifth best-opening ever

'Captain America: Civil War' nabs fifth best-opening ever'Captain America: Civil War' nabs fifth best-opening ever

What superhero fatigue? Disney and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War,” the 13th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has strong-armed its way to becoming the fifth-highest domestic opening ever according to comScore estimates Sunday.

The film grossed a massive $181.8 million this weekend, bumping “Iron Man 3” out of the top five all time debuts. “Civil War” now ranks right below “Marvel’s The Avengers” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which hold the third and fourth place spots.

It’s nearly double the opening of the previous “Captain America” film, “The Winter Soldier,” which opened to $95 million in April 2014, but that is at least partially attributable to the fact that “Civil War” is basically an Avengers movie in disguise.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, “Civil War” sees an ideological showdown between Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and Captain America (Chris Evans) and is packed to the brim with Avengers old and new. It’s been very well-received by critics and, now, audiences, who gave the film a promising “A” CinemaScore, which should bode well for the film’s longevity. Audiences were 59 percent male and mostly adults. Teens made up only 11 percent of the audience.

After a $75 million first day, the opening was right in line with expectations, and according to comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian, is well on its way to becoming a $1 billion movie.

“We’ve become so accustomed to these massive numbers, now we’re putting up single day numbers that would be very noteworthy opening weekends on their own,” Dergarabedian said.

“Civil War” cost a hefty $250 million to produce but has already far-surpassed that thanks to a healthy international debut last weekend and a big bump from China this weekend. In sum, the superhero showdown has earned $678.4 million globally to date.

Great reviews and word of mouth will surely distinguish “Civil War” from “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” which, by comparison, opened to $166 million in late March but fell sharply over the subsequent weekends. That film has earned $327.3 domestically million to date and this weekend placed 10th with $1 million.

US Two-day Ticket Sales to Sunday from Friday

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

  1. “Captain America: Civil War,” $181.8 million ($220 million international).
    2.”The Jungle Book,” $21.9 million ($24.1 million international).
    3.”Mother’s Day,” 9 million ($3 million international).
    4.”The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” $3.6 million ($4.2 million international).
    5.”Keanu,” $3.1 million.
    6.”Barbershop: The Next Cut,” $2.7 million.
    7.”Zootopia,” $2.7 million ($5.7 million international).
    8.”The Boss,” $1.7 million ($510,000 international).
    9.”Ratchet and Clank,” $1.5 million ($500,000 international).
    10.”Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” $1 million.
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‘Captain America: Civil War’ dominated the foreign box office

‘Captain America: Civil War’ dominated the foreign box office

“Captain America: Civil War” dominated the foreign box office, debuting to a massive $200.2 million in its first weekend of overseas release, and kicking off the summer movie season on a high note.

The Disney and Marvel superhero adventure is performing less like a sequel to the star-spangled hero’s films and more like another installment in the “Avengers” franchise. It opens domestically on May 6, when it is expected to make nearly $200 million.

Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis hailed the Marvel films as a model of commercial consistency in a business that is notoriously unpredictable.

“They have found a way to keep the films unbelievably fresh and the reception to this leading into its opening suggests that they’ve delivered arguably one of the best films to come out of the studio,” he said. “We expect a lot of repeat business.”

Beyond branding, there are several reasons “Captain America: Civil War” is off to such a hot start. The film promises the spectacle of watching Captain America (Chris Evans) square off against Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), in an intra-Avengers duel. It also introduces Tom Holland’s take on Spider-Man and marks the first appearance of Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther, two characters that are fanboy and fangirl favorites.

Then there are the reviews. Critics have embraced the movie, handing it some of the best notices of the year. Joe and Anthony Russo, who previously oversaw “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” handled directing duties.

Its gargantuan foreign debut comes from 37 major territories representing approximately 63% of the international marketplace. The film played well in premium formats, with Imax responsible for $9.6 million of the foreign box office haul. The opening is only 5% behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and is outpacing “Iron Man 3” and “The Avengers” by 26%.

Among the most significant contributors were Korea with $28.9 million, Mexico with $20.6 million, the United Kingdom with $20.5 million, Brazil with $12.3 million and Australia with $10.9 million. The Brazil and Mexico openings set a new industry high, as did the film’s $7.5 million kick-off in the Philippines.

In addition to North America, next weekend will also see “Captain America: Civil War” debuting in China, Russia, Italy and Argentina. Its success continues a torrid streak for Disney, which has minted money this year with “Zootopia” and “The Jungle Book,” both of which have a realistic shot of generating nearly $1 billion globally. The studio also seems likely to score with “Finding Dory,” the follow-up to Pixar’s “Finding Nemo,” and “Star Wars: Rogue One.”

“All the box office is about is Disney, Disney, Disney,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations.

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‘Captain America: Civil War’ soars to $14.9 Million overseas on first day

‘Captain America: Civil War’ soars to $14.9 Million overseas on first day

Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” soared to $14.9 million in 15 international markets in Europe and Asia, finishing first in each.

Disney reported that the Wednesday opening is just behind last year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which wound up being Marvel’s highest international performer with $946 million.

South Korea led the way with $4.3 million, followed by France with $2.4 million, Philippies with $1.5 million, Taiwan with $1.4 million, and Thailand and Hong Kong with $1.1 million each.

The Korean launch was the third-largest opening day of all time and took 91% of the market. Its number trailed “Avengers: Age of Ultron” by 5%.

The French launch was the biggest opening day of the year and 16% behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The Philippines debut was also the third largest opening day of all time and only 4% behind “Ultron.”

“Captain America: Civil War” will be open in 63% of the international marketplace by Sunday. Thursday sees openings in Germany, Australia and Brazil, along with Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, Malaysia, Singapore, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.

Pre-release tracking estimates suggest that the superhero sequel could rack up roughly $200 million overseas after its first five days in theaters.

An opening of that size would put it in line with the foreign launches of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($212 million) and “Iron Man 3” ($160 million). It dwarfs the last film featuring the star-spangled hero, 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which opened to $78 million overseas.

The tentpole includes Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ title character while introducing Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. The “Winter Soldier” directorial team of Joe and Anthony Russo returns to helm.

“Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters stateside on May 6, with some analysts estimating it could score a $200 million launch.

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