‘Captain America: Civil War’ Has Made One Billion Dollars Worldwide
Not that it’s terribly surprising, but Captain America: Civil War has now officially become the biggest film of the year (so far) worldwide, crossing the $1 billion mark at the box office this week. That makes Civil War the fourth Marvel film to reach that particular milestone, and it did so in just 24 days of release.
Civil War is the first film of 2016 to reach $1 billion at the international box office; by contrast, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which hit theaters on March 25, is sitting at $870.2 million worldwide. Although Marvel’s latest superhero outing has bested Zack Snyder’s brooding showdown, Civil War is still behind Batman v Superman domestically, with $322.9 million compared to the latter’s $328.4 million — though it shouldn’t be long before Marvel overtakes it.
Still, neither film has beat Deadpool at the domestic box office, where the Merc With a Mouth’s debut solo film earned $362.6 million and remains the biggest film of the year in the U.S.
Civil War follows in the footsteps of 2015’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, which also reached $1 billion worldwide over the same period of time (it’s worth noting that Civil War hit theaters overseas before arriving stateside, hence the 24-day total). The Captain America sequel is now the fourth Marvel film to hit that number, along with the first Avengers film and Iron Man 3.
Captain America: Civil War still has some earnings to rake in over the weeks to come, and it’ll be interesting to see how it fares up against X-Men: Apocalypse, which arrives on May 27.
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