Civil War Headed For $180M Opening

Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios’ superhero feature “Captain America: Civil War” keeps doing massive business with the movie pulling in $75.3 million on Friday and estimates for its domestic opening weekend now being pegged at $180 million.

That opening day haul is the eighth best opening day in history, sandwiched right in-between “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” ($72.7M) and behind “The Dark Knight Rises” ($75.8M).

Should it reach its $180M weekend estimate, that would make it the best opening weekend of the year and the fifth best of all time – putting it behind only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($248M), “Jurassic World” ($209M), “The Avengers” ($207M) and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($191M). If it slides a bit on Sunday, then it might fall behind “Iron Man 3” ($174M).

Along with stellar critical reviews, the film has earned a strong A overall CinemaScore (and A+ in several demographics). The film also has already garnered $291 million overseas in its first week of release.

Source: THR