Captain America: Civil War opens to fifth biggest box office of all-time

Captain America Civil War

Captain America: Civil War opened this past weekend to $181.8 million box office in North America, the fifth biggest weekend take of all time.

The movie was helped along by Chris Evans’ Captain American taking on Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.

Disney films now make up four of the top five biggest box office openings of all time.

Since opening overseas last weekend, “Civil War” has made $678.4 million globally, including $95.8 million in China, the world’s second largest movie market.

Thanks to the movies massive success Disney has already reached the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office for its currently released movies.

The studio has made $1.1 billion in North America in just 128 days, a record time.

Led by very strong critic and viewer reviews, analysts had projected the movie would make between $175 million and $200 million.

The movie scored a CinemaScore of “A,” which should help the movie continue on its path to $1 billion in the coming weeks and months ahead.

“Though the excitement surrounding the film escalated the opening weekend projections to perhaps unrealistic highs, the long-term appeal for ‘Civil War’ is undeniable,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore.

“It should put the film in one of the top slots on the all-time global box office list when the film completes its theatrical run,” he added.

Disney also took the second spot at this weekend’s domestic box office with “The Jungle Book,” which brought in $21.9 million. That movie has now earned $776.2 million worldwide.

It should continue be a good year for Disney which is also set to release Pixar’s “Finding Dory”, Marvel’s “Doctor Strange” and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.