The first tracking numbers have reportedly come in for “Captain America: Civil War” ahead of its domestic debut on May 6th and the results are frankly ridiculously huge.
Heroic Hollywood is reporting that the film is likely to garner a domestic figure of $220 million over its opening weekend – far above the year’s biggest opening to date when “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” opened to $166 million last month.
‘Civil War’ has not only the advantage of a pre-established audience built in who’re keenly anticipating this ‘Avengers 2.5,’ but is also riding far better reviews this far out – early reaction amongst bloggers and various trades being very strong though some have niggling issues – mostly to do with a once again underdeveloped villain character – along with some of the new players such as Spider-Man and Black Panther being so good that they somewhat steal the limelight.
In related news, Samuel L. Jackson has made it clear he’s not involved in “Captain America: Civil War” when asked this week by Fandango about when we’ll see him in character next. He says: “I think I’m in Avengers 3 and 4, but I’m not in Civil War.” That also suggests he’s not in either “Doctor Strange” or “Thor: Ragnarok”.
Speaking with Uproxx the other day, writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely shot down rumors of multiple endings for ‘Civil War’ being shot: “No, I saw that on the internet and that’s crap. I read, we read we filmed three deaths. This is very much the movie we’ve always intended on where we wanted to stand and where we wanted to leave it.”
“Captain America: Civil War” first opens in various international territories from late next week.