“Captain America: Civil War” Opens to Massive $181 Million Debut

Captain America: Civil War

As expected, Captain America: Cvil War has launched to a massive opening weekend, earning an estimated $181.8 million in North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Marvel/Disney film kicks off the summer box office with the fifth-best opening of all-time and biggest so far in 2016.

Overseas, Civil War launched last weekend and earned another $220 million for an overseas total of $496.6 million and worldwide haul of $678 million after just 12 days in release.

With such a strong start, Captain America: Civil War is sure to be the first to reach the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office.

Compared to other debuts, Civil War beat Iron Man 3 ($174 million) to rank No. 5 behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million), Jurassic World ($208.8 million), The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Age of Ultron ($191.3 million). Of those rankings, Disney claims four the top five openings.