After over six weeks in release in the United States, Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has finally reached the $400 million mark in it’s domestic run. In a year where numerous films such as Deadpool, The Jungle Book, Zootopia, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice have all earned over $300 million, Civil War is the first film in 2016 to hurl past $400 million.
Disney seems to be dominating this year in terms of its films box office. Despite a recent financial disappointment in Alice Through the Looking Glass, Zootopia, The Jungle Book, and Civil War are launching the studio into a record year in box office, and with Finding Dory releasing today, those numbers have nowhere to go but up.
This marks Civil War the highest grossing film in the Captain America trilogy. To add onto the film’s domestic haul, overseas the juggernaut has earned over $746 million, with a worldwide culmination of about $1.14 billion as of the publishing of this post.
If you were to tell me a couple years back that a Captain America movie would make over $1 billion at the box office I’d think you’re crazy. And granted, although this story is Civil War, the fact that Captain America is in the title adds more to the fascination and excitement that this character brings to the public consciousness now. I mean, how many fans out there were united in outrage over Hydra Cap?
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side.
Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now.