Captain America: Civil War on Track for Fifth Highest US Opening Ever
Captain America: Civil War pulled in around $74 million-$76 million at the box office for its US premiere on Friday night, and is on track to become fifth-highest stateside opening in history.
Deadline, which supplied the figures, goes on to say that Disney pegs the film to make at least $175 million in total Friday-Sunday. Industry estimates supplied to Deadline say the big-budget superhero action movie could land in the $190 million-$200 million range.
We will report back later this weekend when Saturday and Sunday numbers are in.
Civil War had a reported production budget of $250 million. If it can indeed make at least $175 million this weekend, the movie will become the fifth-highest US opening, pushing Iron Man 3 ($174.1 million) down to No. 6. It would still be behind The Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million), The Avengers ($207.4 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($247.9 million)--via Box Office Mojo.
The US, of course, is just one market for Civil War. Internationally, the movie, which opened more a week ago, has already passed $300 million. It comes to additional international markets such as China, Argentina, and Russia later this weekend. By Sunday night, the movie could reach $600 million worldwide.
Go to Deadline to see a more in-depth breakdown of Civil War's box office performance so far.
For more on Civil War, check out GameSpot's further coverage below, some of which contain spoilers.
- 11 Things to Know Before Seeing The Movie
- Our Biggest Questions After Seeing Captain America: Civil War
- Who Is Black Panther?
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