Captain America: Civil War rules box office on opening weekend

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Looks like the clash of these two titans paid off


Captain America: Civil War continues the Marvel streak of good luck. It is reported that the film has earned an estimated total of $181 million in its opening weekend. This also marks the fourth time in five years that a Marvel production has conquered in its first three days.

According to Forbes, the movie earned $75.253 million on Friday. This amount also factors in $25 million from late night screenings on Thursday. So far, Cap’s latest outing could prove to be one of the biggest instalments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With an overseas estimate of $496,600,000, the Russo Brothers’ second comic book movie is standing at a projected worldwide gross of $678,391,00.

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Nothing like a fist fight, but I feel that Winter Soldier is at a disadvantage

The three-day total puts the film ahead of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s $166 million, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II‘s $169, and Iron Man 3‘s $174 million. In terms of opening weekends, it is currently behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ $247 million, Jurassic World‘s $208 million, The Avengers‘ $207 million, and Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s $191 million.

As of May 8, the flick ranks ninth out of all the MCU film grosses. It is only $25 million shy of Thor: The Dark World‘s domestic total of $206,232,140. However, it remains to be seen how the movie will fare in the coming weeks in North America and overseas.

Captain America: Civil War is now playing in theatres.

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