Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Opens to $200.2-M Overseas
The critics like this Superhero tentpole, and it is expected to pull in massive money when it opens in the US on 6 May, the start of the Summer box office.
Doing Avengers-like business, Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War opened to $200.2-M at the foreign box office, one of the biggest starts of all time and nearly matching the launch of last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In some markets, Civil War came in ahead of Ultron, as it scored the biggest debut of all time for any film in Mexico ($20.6-M), Brazil ($12.3-M) and the Philippines ($7.5-M). All told, Civil War rolled out in about 63% of the foreign marketplace at the weekend.
The film bows this Friday in the US, China and Russia.
The Superhero movie now boasts a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, if it holds, it will be the best-reviewed Marvel film ever.
This film is larger in scope than the previous Captain America films, it is paying off.
Chris Evans returns in the title role as Steve Rogers/Captain America, while a wide array of other Marvel Superheroes appear in the film, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) and the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland).
The film has the Avengers breaking off into opposing factions when the government wants to intervene and control the Superheroes. One faction is led by Captain America, and the other by Iron Man.
Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo, Martin Freeman, William Hurt and Daniel Bruhl also star.
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