Weekend Box Office: Captain America: Winter Soldier Captures Record Breaking Number One

By Scott Gwin 2014-04-06 18:53:42discussion comments
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When one of the Avengers has a movie release, it's a smart idea not to try and put out anything else that same weekend. Hollywood heeded that advice and Captain America: The Winter Soldier had the limelight all to itself, breaking a monthly record and scoring an easy number one.

Well up from the debut of its predecessor, Captain America: The First Avenger, which opened at $65 million in 2011, Winter Soldier bowed in with $96 million. That's not the best ever opening for an Avenger flick (all three Iron Man movies have been higher), but it is the highest ever April opening, topping the $86 million Fast Five banked back in 2011.

The question now is how well Winter Soldier will hold up over the long haul. It's on track to pass the $176 million domestic total for the first Captain America flick, but it has a long way to go to catch up the $250 million total for 2014's current year-to-date top earner, The Lego Movie.

For the full weekend top ten, check out the chart below:

1.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier    $96,200,000 Total: $96,200,000 LW: N     
THTRS: 3,938
2.
Noah    $17,000,000 Total: $72,341,000 LW: 1    
THTRS: 3,571
3.
Divergent    $13,000,000 Total: $114,029,000 LW: 2    
THTRS: 3,631
4.
God's Not Dead $7,726,000 Total: $32,520,000 LW: 5    
THTRS: 1,758
5.
The Grand Budapest Hotel    $6,300,000 Total: $33,380,000 LW: 6    
THTRS: 1,263
6.
Muppets Most Wanted    $6,285,000 Total: $42,142,000 LW: 3    
THTRS: 3,052
7.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman    $5,300,000 Total: $102,202,000 LW: 4    
THTRS: 2,931
8.
Sabotage (2014)    $1,908,000 Total: $8,767,000 LW: 7    
THTRS: 2,486
9.
Need for Speed    $1,836,000 Total: $40,839,000 LW: 8    
THTRS: 1,779
10.
Non-Stop    $1,827,000 Total: $88,138,000 LW: 10    
THTRS: 1,724

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