Captain America flies to $940 million, the Marvel Cinematic Universe to $10 billion!
With Captain America: Civil War’s estimated worldwide total surpassing $940 million, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has reached the $10 billion mark from 13 films over the course of nine years!
Captain America: Civil War added $72.6 million domestically and $84.2 million internationally for a global weekend of $156.8 million. The Anthony and Joe Russo-directed film surpassed the $800 million and $900 million marks this weekend to overtake the global totals of Spider-Man, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Spider-Man 3 and land as the #6 highest-grossing superhero movie of all-time. With $296 million domestically and $645 million internationally, it’s the #2 film of the year globally with $940.9 million and the #1 film of the year internationally after 19 days of release and the #5 release of the year domestically after 10 days.
Globally, IMAX screens grossed $10.9 million for the weekend reaching a $63.7 million total. In North America, 379 IMAX screens grossed $5 million for the weekend for a $24.5 million sum. Eight of the top 10 grossing locations were IMAX engagements. Internationally, IMAX grossed $6 million for the weekend on 576 screens for a $39.5 million total.
The domestic gross of $296 million has already surpassed the lifetime totals of Captain America ($177 million), Ant-Man ($180 million), Thor ($181 million), Thor: The Dark World ($206 million) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier ($260 million).
With an international total to date of $645 million, Captain America: Civil War now stands as the fourth-highest grossing superhero movie of all-time internationally, behind only Avengers: Age of Ultron ($946 million), The Avengers ($895 million) and Iron Man 3 ($806 million).
With a global total to date of $941 million, Captain America: Civil War now stands as the sixth-highest grossing superhero movie of all-time globally, behind only The Avengers ($1.518 billion), Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.405 billion), Iron Man 3 ($1.215 billion), The Dark Knight Rises ($1.085 billion) and The Dark Knight ($1.005 billion).
The Marvel release received an A CinemaScore from audiences and cost $250 million to make before marketing expenses.
Here are the results from the key international territories so far:
Hong Kong $14.4M
Captain America: Civil War features the return of Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America, this time joined by Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark / Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow, Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson / Falcon, Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch, Paul Bettany as The Vision, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton / Hawkeye and Don Cheadle as Jim Rhodes/War Machine. Sebastian Stan is also back as Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier alongside Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa / Black Panther, Emily VanCamp as Sharon Carter / Agent 13, Daniel Brühl as Baron Helmut Zemo, Frank Grillo as Brock Rumlow / Crossbones, William Hurt as General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross, Paul Rudd as Scott Lang / Ant-Man, and Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man.
In North America, Disney’s The Jungle Book remained in second place with another $17.8 million its fifth weekend for a total of $311.8 million. The Jon Favreau-directed movie added another $15.2 million overseas for an international sum of $516.3 million and worldwide total of $828 million. The Jungle Book was made for about $175 million before marketing expenses. The Jungle Book has not opened yet in Korea (June 2) and Japan (August 11), but the film’s run in China has ended with a total of $151 million.
Staying with Disney for a moment. The studio’s Zootopia is still performing strong after 14 weeks, with the animated hit adding another $2.8 million domestically and $4.7 million internationally this weekend. The movie has now earned $331.8 million domestically, $638 million overseas and an impressive $969.8 million worldwide.
TriStar Pictures’ Money Monster, directed by Jodie Foster and starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, opened in third place. The thriller earned an estimated $15 million from 3,104 theaters for an average of $4,832 per theater. Made for about $27 million, the film received a B+ CinemaScore from audiences.
Debuting in fourth place was horror film The Darkness with $5.2 million from 1,755 theaters, an average of $2,952 per theater. The Greg McLean-directed film, starring Kevin Bacon and Radha Mitchel, received a C CinemaScore.
Rounding out the top five domestically was the Garry Marshall-directed Mother’s Day, which added $3.3 million its third weekend for a domestic total of $28.8 million. Made for $25 million, the Open Road release stars Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, Britt Robertson, Timothy Olyphant, Hector Elizondo and Jack Whitehall.
In limited release, A24’s The Lobster got off to a strong start with $188,195 from just four screens, an average of $47,049 per theater. Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux, and Ben Whishaw, the film will open in top markets this week before a nationwide expansion on May 27.