Captain America: Civil War may not open for a few more days stateside, but it has already opened in most overseas market, and is playing much more like an Avengers film than a Captain America trilogy closer. THR is reporting that the film opened to an impressive $202.2 Million overseas. For comparisons sake, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took ten days to pass $200 Million overseas when it opened back in 2014. And much like The Winter Soldier, Civil War seems to be over-performing. In fact, Civil War, which has often been referred to as Avengers 2.5, is performing better than Avengers: Age of Ultron in some markets.
Now, given the critical reactions to both Age of Ultron – which were mixed – and Civil War – which have been great – this isn’t too surprising. With The Winter Soldier having raked in over $700 Million worldwide back in 2014, many figured there was a good chance that the next Captain America film would be able to cross $1 Billion worldwide when all was said and done… and going off of these numbers, as well as the reviews? I’d say that’s looking incredibly likely as of right now.
Doing Avengers-like business, Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: Civil War opened to a massive $200.2 million at the foreign box office, one of the biggest biggest starts of all time and nearly matching the launch of Avengers: Age of Ultron.
And in some individual markets, Civil War came in ahead of Ultron, while it scored the biggest debut of all time for any film in Mexico ($20.6 million), Brazil ($12.3 million) and the Philippines ($7.5 million). All told, Civil War rolled out in about 63 percent of the foreign marketplace this weekend.
The film, which has been certified fresh with a 94% on Rotten Tomatoes, is expected to launch with $200 Million when it opens domestically later this week.
Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.