BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Disney-Marvel superhero movie, Captain America has grossed an outstanding $300 million since its rollout last weekend. The movie also got astounding ratings of 8.5/10 on IMDb and 92% on Rotten Tomatoes which is nearly as good as it gets.
According to Deadline, “The Disney/Marvel face-off between Team Cap and Team Iron Man has performed strongly throughout the mid-weeks and should see $400M by the end of the weekend offshore. It started its international rollout last frame, enlisting $200.4M in 37 markets. That was 5% below Avengers: Age Of Ultron.”
In Russia yesterday, the Anthony and Joe Russo helmed superhero mash-up stormed a $2.6M start and largely dominated market share — knocking out local hit The Crew which is in its 3rd frame there. The box office was about 6% over Ultron and more than 175% ahead of the opening day of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Argentina got off to a $700K start yesterday, 13% ahead of the opening day of Ultron in admissions. The New Zealand opening yesterday came in at an estimated $500K, just ahead of Ultron. The UAE posted the largest opening day in industry history.
There were also holidays in some markets yesterday including Children’s Day in Korea and Ascension Thursday in France and elsewhere. Korea remains the top market with $41.7M through Thursday, although it should quickly be supplanted by China as play continues this weekend. The UK is currently No. 2 with $33M, followed by Mexico ($27.5M), Brazil ($18.3M) and Japan ($13.9M)”
Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The movie opened in Nigerian cinemas yesterday and most Nigerians have applauded. They considered the Lagos scene that was featured in the movie very impressive, apt and totally believable.
“It’s like they came to Lagos to shoot it,” someone said on Twitter.