Marvel’s “Captain America Civil War” had a record opening at the International Box Office and is just behind previous year’s “The Avengers Age of Ultron.” Before Team Iron Man and Team Captain America battle it out on May 6, they are already setting the stage on fire.
According to the Deadline reports, the movie “began its offshore campaign this frame in 37 territories.” The report further quoted, “With an estimated $200.2M, Team Cap and Team Iron Man came in just behind Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s international start last year and set all-time opening weekend records in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines.”
The Jungle Book ($57.1M) and Zootopia ($8.3M) are already having a strong International box office success. Disney reports estimate that “the opening is 5% below Ultron; 26% ahead of both Iron Man 3 and The Avengers; and +157% ahead of Captain America: The Winter Soldier when comparing the same suite of territories and all at today’s exchange rates.”
The top overseas plays for “Steve Rogers vs Tony Stark this frame” were Korea ($28.9M), Mexico ($20.6M), the UK ($20.5M), Brazil ($12.3M) and Australia ($10.9M), as written in the Deadline article.
Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis talked about Marvel films and their consistent commercially viable business model, noted the Variety. He was quoted as 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.”
As per the Box Office Mojo reports, Civil War will open at domestic box office next weekend in 4,000+ theatres as well as “continue its international roll-out” in Italy (May 4), Russia (May 5), Argentina (May 5) and China (May 6), as well as Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Lebanon, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Poland, Turkey, New Zealand, India, Trinidad, and Uruguay.