Captain America: Civil War Explodes to $678 Million Worldwide!

Captain America: Civil War opened this weekend in North America to an estimated $181.8 million, the fifth-highest domestic opening in industry history. Marvel Studios now has four of the top six openings of all time. An estimated international weekend of $220 million results in an overall global weekend of $401.8 million and a worldwide total of $678.39 million to date for the fifth global release and #3 Western international release of 2016 in just 12 days. Captain America: Civil War delivered a global weekend of $31.3 million in IMAX theatres, a new IMAX record for a day-and-date opening of a Marvel title (surpassing Iron Man 3’s $28.7 million). After two weekends, the worldwide IMAX total is $45 million.

The Marvel release received an A CinemaScore from audiences, indicating it will have strong holds for the weeks to come. The film cost $250 million to make before marketing expenses.

The film’s international total is already up to $496.6 million. Here are the results from the key international territories so far:

China $95.8M

Korea $53.9M

UK $40.4M

Mexico $34.3M

Brazil $25.2M

Australia $17.9M

Japan $17.0M

France $16.6M

Germany $14.1M

Taiwan $13.0M

Hong Kong $12.2M

Philippines $11.9M

Thailand $10.2M

Malaysia $9.2M

Russia $9.1M

Spain $7.9M

Italy $6.9M

Other $101.0M

Total $496.6M

The opening helped The Walt Disney Studios surpass $1 billion domestic ($1.121 billion to date) in just 128 days – shattering the previous record set last year of 165 days – as well as $2 billion international ($2.220 billion to date) and $3 billion global ($3.341 billion to date), surpassing the previous industry records set last year in June.

Captain America: Civil War features the return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, this time joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine. Sebastian Stan is also back as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, and Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man.

Captain America: Civil War was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.

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