Marvel has a reason to pop the champagne! Its “Captain America: Civil War” made a AU$19.5 million (US$14.9 million) debut in the overseas market. This makes “Captain America: Civil War” number one in almost every market.
The movie opened across Asia and Europe and Disney claims that the data represents the first day in a handful of markets, states Deadline. “Captain America” has already opened in France, South Korea, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and a few more countries. It will open in more territories in the coming week.
The movie’s collections have surpassed those made by the other Marvel smash hit, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in some markets. For instance, the movie’s Korea, France, Philippines, Taiwan, and Hong Kong earnings are 323, 167, 154, 126 and 106 percent higher respectively than “Winter Soldier.”
Comic Book Resources informs that South Korea earned AU$5.63 million (US$4.3 million), while the Philippines made AU$1.96 million (US$1.5 million). France clocked in AU$3.14 million (US$2.4 million), whereas Taiwan and Hong Kong netted AU$1.83 million (US$1.4 million) and AU$1.44 million (US$1.1 million), respectively.
“Captain America” will have debuted in 63 percent of its targeted overseas markets this weekend. The movie, which also has the Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, and others cast in it received a much bigger opening than the “The Winter Soldier” but still lags behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and “Iron Man 3.”
“Age of Ultron” had grossed AU$12.43 million (US$9.5 million) on its first single day internationally and made AU$263 million (US$201 million) in its first five days. “Iron Man 3” made AU$17.66 million (US$13.5 million) on its opening day and an overall AU$259 million (US$198 million) on its overseas debut, reveals Forbes.
“Captain America” is set to squash all the box office records over the weekend by making more than AU$261.69 million (US$200 million) in the international market. The movie stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp and others.