‘Captain America: Civil War’ Soars to $14.9 Million Overseas on First Day

Captain America: Civil War
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Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” soared to $14.9 million in 15 international markets in Europe and Asia, finishing first in each.

Disney reported that the Wednesday opening is just behind last year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” which wound up being Marvel’s highest international performer with $946 million.

South Korea led the way with $4.3 million, followed by France with $2.4 million, Philippies with $1.5 million, Taiwan with $1.4 million, and Thailand and Hong Kong with $1.1 million each.

The Korean launch was the third-largest opening day of all time and took 91% of the market. Its number trailed “Avengers: Age of Ultron” by 5%.

The French launch was the biggest opening day of the year and 16% behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” The Philippines debut was also the third largest opening day of all time and only 4% behind “Ultron.”

“Captain America: Civil War” will be open in 63% of the international marketplace by Sunday. Thursday sees openings in Germany, Australia and Brazil, along with Austria, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, Malaysia, Singapore, Panama, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Colombia.

Pre-release tracking estimates suggest that the superhero sequel could rack up roughly $200 million overseas after its first five days in theaters.

An opening of that size would put it in line with the foreign launches of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($212 million) and “Iron Man 3” ($160 million). It dwarfs the last film featuring the star-spangled hero, 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which opened to $78 million overseas.

The tentpole includes Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ title character while introducing Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. The “Winter Soldier” directorial team of Joe and Anthony Russo returns to helm.

“Captain America: Civil War” hits theaters stateside on May 6, with some analysts estimating it could score a $200 million launch.

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  1. adegbulu adeyemi franklin says:

    I never liked any marvel movie but I like avengers a little but only just. To be honest this movie feels like the usually over the top hype extraveganzer that delivers little, but morons will still go ahead and watch this horror to boost whatever it’s left of it’s momentum… I so much hate the hate train over bvs! it’s stupid, the movie is an epitome of brilliance and masterpiece… and as for this so called crap stain: civil bore marvel mediocre headache, a huge letdown and a thumbs down from me

    • Kris says:

      I’ll watch this film before I reply to your comment. But seriously bvs is a masterpiece for you? Well that shows people have different taste in movies.

  2. Maria says:

    The movie opened in Costa Rica, too.

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