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‘Captain America: Civil War’ becomes highest-grossing movie of 2016

‘Captain America: Civil War’ becomes highest-grossing movie of 2016

‘Captain America: Civil War’ has taken in $310.5 million domestically with a worldwide haul of $987.2 million, making it the biggest hit of the year 2016

Less than two weeks after opening in theaters across the globe, Disney-Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War has become the biggest movie of 2016, having grossed $987.2M worldwide.

Civil War is open in all markets with China leading the way at $166.3M. The Middle Kingdom is followed by Korea ($60.8M), the UK ($48.3M), Mexico ($40M) and Brazil ($35M).

According to Entertainment Weekly, the Disney release is the biggest global movie of 2016, having made $310.5 million domestically and $671.4 million internationally for a worldwide total of $981.9 million so far. The film passed Disney’s “Zootopia,” which has taken home $971.3 million globally since its March 4 release.

Notably, three of this year’s five highest-grossing global movies so far belong to Disney: Civil War, Zootopia, and The Jungle Book, which has made $831 million worldwide.

Civil War is now the fourth MCU film to surpass the $1B threshold, joining The Avengers ($1.518B), Avengers: Age Of Ultron ($1.405B), and Iron Man 3 ($1.215B). Civil War is also Disney’s 10th billion-dollar release out of the 25 films that have reached the milestone in the history of the industry.

Captain America 3 is only entering its 3rd weekend in release this Friday. And while it will face some big competition, especially when it comes to Angry Birds, the movie still has a long road ahead of it at the box office.

However, Civil War is not yet the US’s highest-grossing movie domestically. The film has raked in $310.5 million (£213.18m), trailing Deadpool‘s $362.5 million (£248.88m).

Much of Civil War’s success can be attributed to its strong international numbers. Deadpool still stands as the highest-grossing domestic release of 2016, with a total of $362.6 million. But Civil War has only been in domestic theaters for two weeks, and this weekend, it should become the first movie of 2016 to cross $1 billion worldwide.

Meanwhile, Chris Evans has said that he wants to continue playing Captain America, despite previously suggesting otherwise. Evans will next appear as Captain America in two-part sequel Avengers: Infinity War, the first part is set to be released in 2018.

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