Saturday, May 7, 2016

Comic Book Headlines - Civil War News

After pocketing $25 million at Thursday night previews and with analysts expecting $50 million on Friday, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War is looking at $180 million opening weekend at the domestic box office.

That would give Captain America: Civil War the fifth-best opening of all-time at the North American box office and third-best for a Marvel film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the king with $248 million. Jurassic World is second-best with $208.8 million. The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are third and fourth with $207.4 million and $191.3 million respectively.

It's hard to be disappointed with that opening; however, if that figure holds, Captain America: Civil War will miss the low-end of projections. Analysts predicted an opening in the $190-$200 million range.

Captain America: Civil War is off to a solid start and is a movie that so perfectly delivers on the promise of its concept that it should build strongly throughout the weekend as the word gets out that this is a de-facto ‘Avengers’ film,” said Paul Dergarabedia, senior media analyst with comScore (via Variety). “This latest Disney/Marvel extravaganza is a massively entertaining, OMG moment-filled, perfectly crafted superhero confection that will guarantee great social media buzz and create enough repeat viewing to propel the film to what I believe will be one of the top five opening weekends of all-time and off the charts long-term playability around the world.”