How will opening Captain America: The Winter Soldier in April play out for Marvel Studios at the box office? Based on advance ticket sales, it looks like Captain America: The Winter Soldier will likely score the biggest April opening weekend of all time.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Captain America: The Winter Solider is the top-selling April release in terms of advance ticket sales in the fourteen year history of Fandango. It's an impressive feat, considering the previous record holder was Fast Five, which had an $86.2 million opening weekend in 2011.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier is projected to take in at least $90 million in its opening weekend in North America. We're betting positive buzz about the movie will propel the number to above $100 million. Marvel Studios films have a history of doing exceptionally well on weekends, when family audiences turn out in droves at theaters.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened early overseas, where it has already exceeded $100 million at the international box office. Captain America: The First Avenger opened to $65 million at the U.S. box office in July 2011, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier should crush the opening weekend of the first film. Not bad at all for an April release.