Disney and Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” will reach the $1 billion at the worldwide box office mark this weekend, and has just become the highest grossing film of 2016.
‘Civil’ took in a further $10 million on Wednesday to raise its worldwide total to $981.9 million, pushing it ahead of Disney’s “Zootopia” which was the year’s top title with $971 million. Now in third is Warner’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” with $871 million. The domestic total for ‘Civil War’ now stands at $310.5 million after thirteen days.
“Captain America: Civil War” is also the sixth superhero movie to gross more than $1 billion worldwide after the two “Avengers” films, the second and third of Chris Nolan’s Batman films, and “Iron Man”.
The film faces its first serious challenger in a few weeks though overseas as Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Apocalypse” opens today around much of the world ahead of its U.S. release next week.