On the heel’s of its release this Friday, Fandango has just announced that Captain America: Civil War is officially the highest pre-selling superhero movie ever, an impressive feat for the Captain America trilogy closer. The film has beat out two of its own predecessors, The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as the recently released Batman v Superman. As we’ve previously reported, the film has already opened to $200 Million overseas, and is expected to do similar business domestically when it opens later this week, which should push it closer to $500 Million worldwide over the weekend.
“With an ‘Avengers’-sized ensemble cast, stellar advance reviews, the introduction of a new ‘Spider-Man’ and new characters like ‘Black Panther,” the widespread anticipation for Thursday night’s debut of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ is massive,” said Fandango Managing Editor Erik Davis. “Already hailed as Marvel’s best movie yet, Cap and ‘friends’ can add a new notch in their belts with more advance tickets sold for ‘Civil War’ than for any other superhero movie in Fandango’s 16-year history.”
The film has been certified fresh with a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes and continues to gain excellent word of mouth from both fans and critics alike, which should help to give the film legs over the coming weeks. It also doesn’t hurt that Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) make their Marvel Cinematic Universe debuts in the highly anticipated film alongside the likes of Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) – a proven selling point for Marvel – and Captain America (Chris Evans).
If you haven’t already, be sure to grab your tickets now and go see the movie when it opens this weekend. It’s a wonderful addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and just a damn good movie.
Source: The Wrap.