The sequel to the 2011 hit, Captain America The First Avenger, beat out last week’s box office champ, Noah, by just under $24 million, propelling Captain America The Winter Soldier to #1 at the weekend box office. The $96.2 million opening is an April box office record, and has set the stage for Marvel’s latest creation to perform well.
The strong opening for Captain America The Winter Soldier has added another hit to Marvel’s already impressive superhero hit streak. The Marvel franchise is riding an impressive wave of success that dates back to Marvel’s 2008 hit, Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr.
Marvel’s latest success story, Captain America The Winter Soldier, which stars Chris Evans returning as Marvel superhero Captain America, is proving doubters who claimed audiences would experience “superhero fatigue”, that moviegoers will still line up to watch Marvel blockbusters in theaters. The Evans led film, which grossed an estimated $96.2 million, a 48% increase from the origin story as reported by Nicole Sperling of EW.com.
Captain America The Winter Soldier features key star power ingredients alongside Chris Evans, with the likes of Scarlett Johannson (Black Widow), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), and Anthony Mackie (Falcon). Marvel’s latest film looks to continue its charge towards worldwide box office supremacy after its promising opening. The Marvel creation, which did well domestically, has also been performing well overseas, earning $107.1 million internationally, bringing its worldwide take to over $300 million.
The staggering numbers for the latest superhero blockbuster, have set Marvel up for what looks to continue a successful streak heading into the summer box office, with other notable releases The Amazing Spiderman 2 (May 2nd) and X-Men: Days of Future’s Past (May 23rd), right around the corner.