ByAllanah Faherty, writer at
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Allanah Faherty

Captain America: Civil War may be about a disagreement, but there's certainly no arguing that the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has absolutely dominated at the box office. The film, which opened in the US on May 6, managed to bring in an estimated $181.79 million!

The enormous opening was enough to nab the film the honor of being the fifth largest opening weekend of all time, pushing fellow MCU film Iron Man 3 back into sixth. Globally, Captain America: Civil War has now hauled in $678 million, with $496.6 million of that coming from overseas markets. Incredibly, in just two weeks the film has managed to exceed the lifetime international box office numbers of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Iron Man 2 , Ant-Man, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Jungle Book and Captain America dominate for Disney
Jungle Book and Captain America dominate for Disney

However, not only was the film setting its own records, but it also helped Disney become the fastest studio to cross $1 billion at the box office in 2016. Captain America: Civil War and The Jungle Book combined gave the studio the $200 million boost it needed, rocketing it over the $1 billion mark in just 128 days. The previous record for the fastest studio to hit a billion in a year was set in 2015 by Universal in 165 days.

It's estimated that the movie will continue the box office domination, and will likely pass the $300 million mark domestically within the next seven days. The film could also be on track to bring in over $450 million domestically, though that will depend on how strong it can hold once X-Men: Apocalypse is released on May 20.

Have you seen Captain America: Civil War yet?

Source: Box Office Mojo


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