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‘Captain America: Civil War’ hits $200M at the box office before U.S. premiere

May 2nd, 2016 at 7:15 AM
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By the time Captain America: Civil War premieres in the U.S. on May 6th, the gigantic Marvel-Disney blockbuster will have raked in hundreds of millions of dollars in ticket sales internationally. In the first five days since launching in Europe and other markets, Civil War already reached the $200 million mark, promising to give Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deadpool and Batman v. Superman a run for the money.

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Civil War premiered in 37 international markets on Wednesday, including France, Korea, and many others. The film only opened in 63% of the global marketplace, CNN Money reports, meaning that sales are only going to go up from here. In addition to the U.S., Civil War is also supposed to launch soon in China – the two countries are the biggest markets in the world.

At $200.2 million in ticket sales in the first five days, the movie is just 5% behind the opening of last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, according to Disney. The second Avengers movie made $1.4 billion at the box office worldwide.

Some analysts see the movie opening at $200 million in North America later this week, which is $25 million more than Disney’s projections for the launch weekend. According to some analysts, Civil War may even compete for the second-biggest U.S. film opening of all time. The title is held by Jurassic World, which netted $208.8 million at the box office in the first weekend.

Critics praised the movie after early screenings, which might give Civil War a significant boost. After all, in spite of heavy criticism, Batman v. Superman topped $855 million worldwide at the box office.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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