ByBayley Tow, writer at
Lover of all things Marvel and DC.
Bayley Tow

Captain America: Civil War is almost here and the hype is becoming so real. In this case for Marvel Studios, the hype means an anticipated high opening weekend at the box office. That said according to The Guardian, the film is set to take in an opening weekend amount of between $175 million to $200 million. The Guardian also states, "The higher figure would place the Russo brothers' movie in North America's top four openings of all time, only behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248), Jurassic World ($208.8), and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($207.4)". So what all would help allow this to happen?

The Reviews

The current Rotten Tomatoes score for 'Civil War'.
The current Rotten Tomatoes score for 'Civil War'.

As much as reviews shouldn't play a part in whether someone watches a movie or not, they still do anyways. That said, Captain America: Civil War has brought in so far nothing but stellar reviews. Including a fresh 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer. Also if you look at the picture above you will notice that 'Civil War' also has a 99 percent Want To See rating. These items will for sure have a role in the outcome of the opening weekend numbers. After all, reviews could be high to blame for the downfall of Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

New Characters

Bucky Barnes and Black Panther.
Bucky Barnes and Black Panther.

The addition of so many new characters to film has also been the cause of a lot of hype. Most notable, the debut of Black Panther and Spider-Man (in the MCU). These two characters alone have a huge fan base that will be willing to go pay money to see there heroes up on the big screen. Some may even see the film multiple times on the same weekend. The inclusion of more recently popular heroes such as Ant-Man, Scarlet Witch, and Vision has also helped add to the movie's high level of anticipation. Last but not least, the villains in film Crossbones and Baron Zemo have also stirred up quite a buzz. Especially since both of their exact roles in the film have been kept under quite a bit of secrecy.

That's all I have for right now. Do you think Captain America: Civil War will have a big opening weekend? Or do you think it's overhyped? Let me know what you think in the comments down below.

Captain America: Civil War hits theaters May 6, 2016.


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