It’s not been in the news recently, but Captain America: Civil War is still in theatres. The Marvel release has started to wind down, but it’s had a very impressive run so far. It’s only the fourth Marvel Cinematic Universe film to cross the $1 billion mark, and it’s far clear as the highest grossing film worldwide in 2016. Following that, it’s recently hit another box office milestone.
After 43 days in theatres in the US, the film has passed $400m at the domestic box office. It’s the first 2016 release to reach that number, as it continues to add to a huge haul both in the States and beyond. It’s a strong achievement for the third instalment in the Captain America franchise, and it continues a great few months for Disney.
The films it beat all had impressive runs themselves. The top three that Civil War overtook were all either Disney releases or Marvel based. Deadpool ($363m), The Jungle Book ($354m) and Zootopia ($338m) were leading the way. The 13th MCU film has toppled them pretty easily, as few films have came along and caused a box office surge.
Many of the big sequels or tentpole releases have fallen flat, and Civil War will benefit if that continues. As of right now, it’s hard to see anything getting close domestically until later this year. It should be safe through the summer season, possibly until another Disney release hits. Star Wars spin off Rogue One could be the next film to threaten that huge lead.
This should also put to bed the claims that audiences are getting sick of superhero films. While X-Men: Apocalypse hasn’t performed that well, the rest of the comic-book properties this year are inside the top five both domestically and worldwide. Each of those had a very different tone, and they all came from a different studio.
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