The war raged on at the box office this weekend when CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR quickly raked in a box office take of $179.1 million. Sound like a lot? It is, that makes it the fifth biggest opening of all time and gives Marvel Studios four out of the top six opening weekends ever.
The superhero smash-up has brought in $494 million internationally for an incredible $673.1 million global box office take after just TWELVE days!
It promises to be a banner year for Disney with features yet to debut including Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27), Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory (June 17), The BFG (July 1), Pete’s Dragon (Aug. 12), Queen of Katwe (Sept. 23), Marvel’s Doctor Strange (Nov. 4), Disney Animation’s Moana (Nov. 23), and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Dec. 16).
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 twocamps—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, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Frank Grillo and Martin Freeman, with William Hurt and Daniel Brühl.
Anthony & Joe Russo are directing with Kevin Feige producing. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Patricia Whitcher, Nate Moore and Stan Lee are the executive producers. The screenplay is by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR rages on in theaters on May 6, 2016.