This should come as no surprise to fans of Marvel but Captain America: Civil War is expected to be coming in the number one spot at the domestic box office this weekend.
Early predictions have the movie making around $200 million in its opening weekend. With an opening like this Civil War would become one of the top five domestic box office opening weekends of all time. The list currently includes Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), The Avengers ($207.4 million), Ultron ($191. 3 million) and Iron Man 3 ($174 million).
Fandango is reporting that the film has accounted for more than 90% of the weekend ticket sales as well as receiving a perfect 100 score from its “Fanticipation” movie buzz indicator.
The movie has already produced amazing results overseas, making around $200 million. While the numbers are still being finalized, Civil War opened in over 60% of the international markets. Compared to other Marvel movies Civil War is 5% behindAvengers: Age of Ultron but has already passed Iron Man 3, The Avengers and is 157% ahead of Captain America: The Winter Solider. The film has yet to debut in China or Russia.
The movie is eyeing an incredibly large opening in North America. Heroic Hollywood’s EIC spoke on his predictions on last week and you can check that out HERE.
The box office for Civil War will continue to be updated.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.
Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Emily VanCamp, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd and Frank Grillo, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Alan Fine, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely. Get ready to pick a side and join the nonstop action playing out on two fronts when Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” opens in U.S. theaters on May 6, 2016.