Last night, Captain America: Civil War officially began hitting movie theaters stateside, and to the surprise of no one, managed to pull in an impressive amount of business in Thursday showings. The film opened to an estimated $25 Million last night, which is a huge increase over the $10.2 Million Captain America: The Winter Soldier pulled in on its Thursday opening back in 2014. Even more impressive? The film only falls slightly short of Avengers: Age of Ultron‘s Thursday opening last year, which raked in $27.6 Million in Thursday previews. As of right now, the film is expected to open to $200 Million this weekend,
“Captain America: Civil War” had a super-sized launch, soaring to $25 million in the U.S. on Thursday night.
The domestic debut is expected to take in around $200 million at 4,226 locations this weekend, marking a spectacular start to the summer box office.
If projections hold, “Captain America: Civil War” would be the fourth-highest opener of all time, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $248 million, “Jurassic World” at $208.8 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $207.4 million. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is currently in fourth with $191.3 million.
For those keeping track of the film’s box office so far, here’s a good idea of how well the picture is performing – by Sunday, the film should be at approximately $600-$700 Million worldwide. Given the critic’s response to the film, and the excellent word of mouth, it’s beginning to look as though the film will definitely cross $1 Billion worldwide.
Solid $29.6M intl THU for #CaptainAmericaCivilWar. Intl cume at $291.2M going into today’s openings in US & China. $600-700M global by SUN.
— Gitesh Pandya (@GiteshPandya)
Captain America: Civil War is officially out in theaters today!