And so it begins. The Super Hero Battle of Summer 2016 is off and running as Captain America: Civil War delivers a huge one-two knockout to everything else in the marketplace overseas.
Here’s more from DEADLINE>>>
“Before taking the fight to the U.S. on May 6, Disney/Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War began its offshore campaign this frame in 37 territories. With an estimated $200.4M, Team Cap and Team Iron Man came in just behind Avengers: Age Of Ultron’s international start last year and set all-time opening-weekend records in Brazil, Mexico and the Philippines.”
It should be noted, though, that Civil War has opened in only 63% of its international markets. It still has China, Russia, Italy and Argentina to come next week, so the overseas numbers are going to jump up pretty drastically.
Of course, Batman v Superman did better in its debut weekend overseas, netting $254 million. Here’s more from FORBES>>>
“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice opened all around the world over the last week, and it netted a superb $254 million in foreign box office. That’s the fifth biggest overseas debut of all time. It sits behind only Walt Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ($260m), Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281m), Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.’s Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 ($314m), and Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Jurassic World ($316m).”
Box-office watchers will point out that as of May 1, Batman v. Superman has racked up $862 million, which is no paltry sum, but it remains to be seen if Civil War can run further. Critical and fan reactions to Civil War have been off-the-charts good, so its spandex-covered legs might be a bit stronger than Warner’s Batman v Superman, which had mixed to negative overall reviews.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Batman V Superman will finish its run somewhere around $875 million, enough to become the 7th biggest super-hero movie of all time.
“The verdict is in: Zack Snyder’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice will end up as the No. 7 comic book movie of all time at the worldwide box office to date, not accounting for inflation.
Through Sunday, BvS — which is all but done with its run — has grossed $862.9 million globally, including $325.1 million in North America (37.7 percent of its total) and $537.8 million internationally (62.3 percent). It’s likely to finish up in the $875 million range when all is said and done, not enough to change the order.” Read full story here>>>
It should also be noted that a little ole’ movie that flew under the radar EXPLODED onto the scene this year. Yeah, we’re talking DEADPOOL, that $%&!! subversive super-hero that made every mom clutch her pearls. Its box-office sits at $761 million and some some change.
THE SLUGFEST begins! Who will come out on top in The Super Hero Battle of Summer 2016? Next up….X-Men Apocalypse on May 27.
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