The latest Marvel movie, Captain America: Civil War, has dominated the international box office in its first weekend, taking in over $200.2 million, before it’s release in the US on May 6th. The movie has opened in over 37 territories, which make up 63% of the international box office, with IMAX bringing in $9.6 million.
According to Disney distribution chief Dave “They have found a way to keep the films unbelievably fresh and the reception to this leading into its opening suggests that they’ve delivered arguably one of the best films to come out of the studio. We expect a lot of repeat business.”
The opening is only 5% behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” and is outpacing “Iron Man 3” and “The Avengers” by 26%. Breaking down some of the countries box office numbers:
- Korea $28.9 million,
- Mexico $20.6 million
- United Kingdom – $20.5 million
- Brazil – $12.3 million
- Philippines $7.5 million.
- Australia $10.9 million.
Also in Brazil and Mexico the openings set a new industry high, and the movie will open in North America, China, Russia, Italy and Argentina this weekend.
Did you go see Civil War this weekend? Or perhaps waiting for it to open in your country?