Source: Captain America: Civil War Explodes to $678 Million Worldwide (ComingSoon.net)
Captain America: Civil War opened this weekend in North America to an estimated $181.8 million, the fifth-highest domestic opening in industry history. Marvel Studios now has four of the top six openings of all time.
An estimated international weekend of $220 million results in an overall global weekend of $401.8 million and a worldwide total of $678.39 million to date for the fifth global release and #3 Western international release of 2016 in just 12 days. Captain America: Civil War delivered a global weekend of $31.3 million in IMAX theatres, a new IMAX record for a day-and-date opening of a Marvel title (surpassing Iron Man 3’s $28.7 million). After two weekends, the worldwide IMAX total is $45 million.
The film cost $250 million to make before marketing expenses. The film’s international total is already up to $496.6 million.
The opening helped The Walt Disney Studios surpass $1 billion domestic ($1.121 billion to date) in just 128 days – shattering the previous record set last year of 165 days – as well as $2 billion international ($2.220 billion to date) and $3 billion global ($3.341 billion to date), surpassing the previous industry records set last year in June.
Captain America: Civil War was directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely.
In North America, Disney’s The Jungle Book earned $21.9 million in second place its fourth weekend to take its total to $284.9 million. Internationally, the Jon Favreau-directed film added $24.1 million and has now reached $491.2 million for a worldwide total of $776.2 million. Internationally, China continues to lead the way with $147.3 million, and the movie has yet to open in Japan and Korea. The Jungle Book was made for about $175 million before marketing.
With the Mother’s Day celebration this weekend, the Garry Marshall-directed Mother’s Day actually climbed a spot to third place and increased sales by 7.6%. The Open Road release added $9 million its second weekend for a total of $20.7 million so far. Mother’s Day stars Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo and Jack Whitehall.
Coming in at #4 was Universal’s The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which earned $3.6 million its third weekend for a total of $40.4 million. Internationally, The Huntsman: Winter’s War has brought in $105.9 million for a global sum of $146.3 million. Made for about $115 million, the film stars Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron.
Rounding out the top five in North America was the Warner Bros. Key & Peele action-comedy Keanu, which earned $3 million its second weekend for a total of $15.1 million. That matches its cost of about $15 million.
In other superhero news, Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice added $1 million its seventh week to take its domestic total to $327.3 million.