‘Captain America: Civil War’ Eyeing Stellar $180 Million Opening Weekend

By May 7, 2016

After already performing well overseas at the international box office, and being welcomed with strong Thursday night preview numbers, the first full day box office total for Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has been revealed, and it looks like the studio’s latest comic book outing has already solidifed its place amongst the top of its ranks.

The film has brought in a reportedly large $75.3 million dollars opening day, putting it at the seventh spot in the best Friday openings ever, following behind films like Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Star Wars: The Force AwakensAvengers: Age of Ultron, Jurassic World, The Avengers, and unfortunately, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

That’s not all though.

Variety is projecting the film to bring in a massive $180 million total over its opening weekend as well, which would not only be above Batman v Superman‘s $166.1 million opening weekend, but also put the film above its fellow Marvel brethren, Iron Man 3. This would also give Civil War the fifth best opening weekend in cinema history, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ $248 million, Jurassic World‘s $208.8 million, The Avengers‘ $207.4 million, and Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s $191.3 million.

This is good news for Marvel, who have put a lot of weight and expectations on Civil War‘s shoulders, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the rest of May is dominated by Civil War, with the possibility of it spilling over into other summer months as well. Depending on how X-Men: Apocalypse does later this month that is, which is a film I’ve also seen now, but can’t share my full thoughts or review on until next week.

Captain America: Civil War is in theatres everywhere now.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • David Johnson

    It will also have something bVSs didn’t have #StayingPower, what’s the over/under on it staying in 1st place!!!!