Captain America: Civil War hasn't even come out in the US yet (May 6, 2016) but it's already making major bank at international box offices.
While all of us lot have been sitting tight and listening to all the raving reviews the movie has been receiving all over the world, Marvel's latest superhero flick was bringing in a colossal $200.2 million in its opening weekend. For a quick reminder of what all the fuss is about, here's the trailer once again:
Thirty-seven major territories contributed to the huge debut, including Korea, Mexico, and Australia. In Brazil and the Philippines, Civil War also set all-time opening weekend records.
As to why, Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis held one of the answers, saying:
"They have found a way to keep the films unbelievably fresh and the reception to this leading into its opening suggests that they've delivered arguably one of the best films to come out of the studio. We expect a lot of repeat business."
According to Deadline, the numbers from the international box office fell just behind (at just 5% less) than 2015 hit Avengers: Age of Ultron. Despite this though, it's still a record-breaker.
Comparatively, Civil War did 157% better than Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Only time will tell which rival blockbusters it will blast out of the water when it hits US theatres this Friday, May 6.