"Captain America: Civil War" opens in the U.S. this Friday, May 6, but many lucky fans around the world got to see it over the weekend, giving it an estimated $200.2 million opening. According to Deadline, that's just behind the international debut of last year's "Avengers: Age Of Ultron," but it did set all-time opening weekend records in Brazil, Mexico, and the Philippines.
Disney estimated the "Civil War" opening at 5 percent below "Ultron" -- which went on to be the biggest superhero movie of all time around the world, so that's still not too shabby. Deadline added that "Civil War" was up 26 percent over both "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers," and a whopping 157 percent over "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." Collider added that the film has now shown to 63 percent of the foreign marketplace; it will open in Russia, China, Italy, and Argentina this Friday, coinciding with the domestic release. The film is expected to debut north of $175M in the U.S.
So yeah, Cap and Tony are making that paper. That was expected. It also looks like critics are sticking with their initial reactions of absolutely loving the movie.
Rotten Tomatoes has now certified "Civil War" as fresh; it's currently at 95 percent, after 92 reviews -- 87 fresh, 5 rotten -- with an average rating of 8/10. This is the longest Marvel movie to date at 2 hours, 26 minutes, but it doesn't sound like many viewers were bored. And if theaters play it a thousand times a day, as they probably will for months, then it should do quite well and probably break more records.
In case you need even more hype, here's Chadwick Boseman on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," along with a fresh clip of Black Panther taking on Bucky in "Civil War":
Want more stuff like this? Like us on Facebook.
Political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability when the actions of the Avengers lead to collateral damage. The new status quo deeply divides members of the team. Captain America (Chris Evans) believes superheroes should remain free to defend humanity without government interference. Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) sharply disagrees and supports oversight. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) must pick a side. Read More