After pocketing $25 million at Thursday night previews and with analysts expecting $50 million on Friday, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War is looking at $180 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.
That would give Captain America: Civil War the fifth-best opening of all-time at the North American box office and third-best for a Marvel film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the king with $248 million. Jurassic World is second-best with $208.8 million. The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are third and fourth with $207.4 million and $191.3 million respectively.
It's hard to be disappointed with that opening; however, if that figure holds, Captain America: Civil War will miss the low-end of projections. Analysts predicted an opening in the $190-$200 million range.
“Captain America: Civil War is off to a solid start and is a movie that so perfectly delivers on the promise of its concept that it should build strongly throughout the weekend as the word gets out that this is a de-facto ‘Avengers’ film,” said Paul Dergarabedia, senior media analyst with comScore (via Variety). “This latest Disney/Marvel extravaganza is a massively entertaining, OMG moment-filled, perfectly crafted superhero confection that will guarantee great social media buzz and create enough repeat viewing to propel the film to what I believe will be one of the top five opening weekends of all-time and off the charts long-term playability around the world.”
In Captain America: Civil War, governments around the world hold Earth's Mightiest Heroes accountable for their actions, despite the amount of lives they've saved. Heroes divide as Captain America (Chris Evans) and Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) butt heads, and fists, while fighting for what they believe in! Catch a glimpse of the action in front of and behind the camera above.
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