Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has launched with a massive $84 million in its first three days in 38 international markets — finishing in first place in all territories.
The international opening is on par with Disney’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” in the same markets last year. “Ultron” wound up its international run as the top-grossing superhero movie internationally with $946 million.
Eight markets opened Friday, led by Mexcio with a record-setting $7.3 million opening day, beating the mark set by “Ultron.”
The U.K. saw a stellar $7 million opening day, 33% ahead of “Ultron.” Japan opened with $2.8 million on Friday, the start of the lucrative Golden Week holiday.
South Korea, which opened Wednesday, carries the top number with $12.6 million after three days, followed by Mexico and the U.K. Brazil is in fourth with $5.4 million after two days, followed by France with $5.2 million in three days and Australia with $4.5 million in two days. Both Taiwan and the Philippines have grossed $3.8 million in three days.
“Captain America: Civil War” is now open in 63% of the international marketplace. Pre-release tracking estimates suggested that the superhero sequel could rack up $200 million after its first five days in theaters.
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An opening of that size would put it in line with the foreign launch of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at $212 million.
The tentpole stars Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ title character, and introduces Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man. The “Winter Soldier” directorial team of Joe and Anthony Russo returns to helm.
Italy, Russia, China and Argentina all open next weekend — along with the U.S., where expectations are sky-high for a launch that could approach $200 million.