It's probably no surprise that Captain America: Civil War is tracking so well at the box office, given that it features nearly all of the Avengers, has the debut of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and just plain looks awesome.
The movie has already earned $224.3 million globally, having opened in 63 percent of the foreign marketplace, but The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that this week's US opening could clock in at a massive $200 million, topping The Avengers: Age of Ultron's debut by nearly $10 million.
If Civil War can manage an opening of that size, it'd earn its place among the top five domestic openings of all time, joining Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), The Avengers ($207.4), The Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million), and pushing out Iron Man 3 ($174 million). If you do the math — even if projections are off and Civil War somehow doesn't crack the top five — that means Disney owns four of the five top slots.
THR reports that Civil War is already outpacing Age of Ultron in some international markets, and is Fandango's No. 1 superhero movie of all time when it comes to advance ticket sales.
To top it all off, Civil War currently stands as the best-reviewed Marvel film to date, with a hefty 93 percent on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.