The good news — and the coin — keeps rolling in for Marvel.
[Captain America: Civil War](tag:994409) got off to a tremendous start in the USA last weekend, and a second-weekend figure of around $72.5M takes its total Stateside to a blazing $295M after 10 days. By contrast, Batman v Superman made $260M in the same frame, and Age of Ultron had taken $313M.
Globally, Civil War was at $943M as of Monday morning, meaning it should become the first Captain America movie to break a billion by around Thursday.
Fans pretty much stand united in their assessment of Marvel's big superhero face-off, with a superb 8.2 score on IMDb representing an all-time best for the studio.
The big question now is does Civil War have what it takes to approach the $1.5B total raked in by 2012's The Avengers, or will it stall just shy of Age of Ultron?
It also remains a possibility that Civil War's strength at the box office will eat into the success of [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267), which hits theaters a week from Friday (and this week in Europe), which also has to contend with some harsh reviews (51% on Metacritic). Still, the money men at Marvel Towers will be laughing all the way to the bank.
Civil War is out now, and Apocalypse follows on May 27th in the US. Check out the international TV spot above, and tell me: