‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Breaks Box Office Record
Marvel’s second installment of Captain America has already achieved box office greatness with the biggest April opening weekend of all time, a record previous held by Fast & Furious 5. The film raked in a cool $96.2 million domestically and $303.3 million worldwide.
Starring Chris Evans (Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), The Winter Soldier pins The Cap against an old friend who becomes a new enemy. Following the story of the hero’s incarnation in the 2011 first film, Captain America: The First Avenger, the re-up also blows its predecessor — which raked in $65 million in its first weekend — out of the box office water by 47 percent.
“It’s extraordinary,” David Hollis, head of distribution told the Los Angeles Times. “The response has been fantastic … coming out in April and setting a record is truly a great thing.”
While Winter Soldier still trails the success its fellow Marvel hero Iron Man, the film did beat out the sec on helping of Thor, The Dark World, and it on pace to tally over $200 in North America.
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