Captain America : Civil War seems to be ruling the box office with a grand weekend opening. If the records are to be believed, it has the “fifth best” opening weekend of all time. This is the third Captain America movie in the Marvel franchise. Now it is highly likely to outshine 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier at $259m (£179.2m) by the end of next weekend.
What exactly could be the reason behind this roaring opening? Is it due to the pre-release glimpses from the production house related to superhero vs. superhero bloodshed ? Or the credit largely goes to the appearances of new entities in the Marvel Cinematic Universe ?
In Captain America: Civil War many characters like Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan have reprised their roles as Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon, Winter Soldier. At the same time, there are introductions of new characters in Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Although Spider-Man’s presence lasts in the movie for a short while, the young energetic spirit of this superhero manages to smuggle eyeballs. On the other hand, the sudden entry of Black Panther on the screen chasing Buck Barns makes the viewers speculate about this razor-sharp threat. Everything his character does in Civil War is about ruthlessly single-minded. The Black Panther is highly focused on his prey and pretty much nothing else can deter him.
BBC reveals Captain America : Civil War dominates the US box office with $3.856bn (£2.669bn) through this weekend.
It also outmaneuvers the records of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which opened at $248m (£172m), Jurassic World at $208.8m (£145m), Marvel’s The Avengers at $207.4m (£144m) and Avengers: Age of Ultron at $191.3m (£132.4m).
In Captain America : Civil War, we get to see our favorite superheroes feuding over a “Sokovia Accord,” a set of internationally ratified legal document that states that Earth’s mightiest heroes will be held accountable for their actions.
It can be expected it will continue to rule the box office for quite some time.