In less than a week Captain America: Civil War will finally hit theaters. After nearly a decade of establishing and fleshing out the characters, we will finally see almost every main character of the MCU together, and kicking each other’s asses. While there are still a few days of waiting and anticipation here in America, Civil War has actually already been raking in the bucks internationally. Marvel seems to have done it again, because the international box office is pretty substantial.
Superherohype is reporting that Captain America: Civil War has made an estimated $200.2 million internationally thus far. That’s a pretty huge number all things considered, especially when you realize that this number does not include the always important China market. This is a massive success, especially when compared to DC’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice struggled to make adequate international box office money, despite its prolific domestic opening. And both the international and domestic numbers plummeted dramatically after the opening weekend, most likely due to its negative critical response.
Conversely, Captain America: Civil War has garnered universally positive reviews leading up to its official release. At the time of writing this article, Rotten Tomatoes currently rates Civil War at a whopping 94% based on 90 reviews from those lucky enough to attend advanced screenings. We here at Cinema Blend did the same, which you can read here. Because of how positively received Civil War is sure to be, Marvel’s latest film is sure to absolutely destroy the numbers brought in by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Captain America: Civil War has also done a rather impressive job in regards to marketing. They’ve somehow managed to constantly air new teasers without over saturating the subject or giving too much away. We were given close to 20 TV spots total, but they didn’t show us much of anything in regards to spoilers. The ads would recycle the same footage, while adding a second or two at the end which would be unique. Usually those new clips would be a few moments of the big airport battle. Since we all knew that battle was occurring, nothing was really ruined. Besides a witty line or two, that is.
The third Captain America flick focuses on the concept of morality and blame in a world full of super powered individuals. When the collateral damage is counted for The Avengers’ various battles, the government attempts to regulate and control the heroes. This, along with the fate of Captain America’s best friend Bucky Barnes, cause the ensemble of the film to split and declare war against each other.
Captain America: Civil War will fly into theaters May 6th.