“Captain America: Civil War” Heading for Massive $180 Million-Plus Weekend
“This latest Disney/Marvel extravaganza is a massively entertaining, OMG moment-filled, perfectly crafted superhero confection that will guarantee great social media buzz and create enough repeat viewing to propel the film to what I believe will be one of the top five opening weekends of all-time and off the charts long-term playability around the world.”
“Captain America: Civil War” generated $261.6 million overseas as of Wednesday after rolling out in foreign territories beginning on April 27, then added $29.6 million on Thursday. Korea has led the way with $41.7 million.
“Captain America: Civil War,” the 13th film in the Marvel Universe, opens in China on Friday.
The film is a hit with critics, earning a 92% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Advanced ticket sales have also been robust. The film set a new record this week on Fandango for a superhero movie, and currently comprises 90% of the online ticketer’s weekend sales.
Rival studios have opted to avoid launching another film this weekend in wide release. Disney’s fourth frame of “The Jungle Book,” which won three straight races, should lead the rest of the pack with about $23 million — leaving it with nearly $290 million in its first 24 days in the U.S.