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Captain America: Civil War pushes Marvel past $10 billion at the box office

Zach Epstein
May 16th, 2016 at 9:16 AM
Captain America Civil War Box Office

Marvel’s latest superhero adventure is on pace to be one of the studio’s biggest to date, having now racked up more than $940 million globally at the box office. Captain America: Civil War pulled in $72.6 million in the United States alone this past weekend, its second weekend in theaters. Globally, the film took in more than $156 million total this past weekend.

Civil War is currently on pace to see its box office total top $1 billion this week, which will be yet another impressive milestone for the film. Perhaps even more impressive, however, is the milestone Marvel has already achieved: As of this past Sunday, Marvel’s 13 movies have now combined to pull in more than $10 billion.

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Critics weren’t terribly impressed with the last Marvel flick, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The film’s box office gross topped $1.4 billion and fans seemed to enjoy the movie for the most part, but it has a critic rating of just 75% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Civil War, on the other hand, has been praised by critics and fans alike. The movie has a critic score of 90% and a fan rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. While ratings aren’t always an indication of how a movie will perform at the box office, everything seems to be in sync in this case — Civil War is on pace to handily top Ultron.

To put the Captain’s latest in perspective, the first Captain America movie took in $177 million at the box office in 2011, and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier totaled $260 million at the box office.

As Variety noted, Civil War will become the seventh superhero flick to top $1 billion at the box office, following The Avengers ($1.52 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.41 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.22 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.09 billion) and The Dark Knight ($1.04 billion).

Here are domestic and international box office totals this past weekend:

1. Captain America: Civil War, $72.6 million ($84.2 million international).

2. The Jungle Book, $17.8 million ($15.2 million international).

3. Money Monster, $15 million ($4.7 million international).

4. The Darkness, $5.2 million.

5. Mother’s Day, $3.3 million ($1.1 million international).

6. Zootopia,” $2.8 million ($4.7 million international).

7. The Huntsman: Winter’s War, $2.6 million ($2 million international).

8. Keanu, $1.9 million.

9. Barbershop: The Next Cut, $1.7 million.

10 The Boss, $1.2 million.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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