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Marvel mania has reached a fever pitch over the last couple of weeks. Captain America: Civil War has completely dominated the box office since it premiered on May 6, and everything else seems to simply be fighting for the second place scraps. We’ve reported extensively on the financial success of the latest Marvel adventure, but it seems that Cap’s latest outing simply won’t slow down. Now it looks like Steve Rogers and the rest of The Avengers have achieved arguably the biggest major box office milestone for 2016 so far.
According to a new report from EW, as of this past Wednesday, Captain America: Civil War has officially garnered $981.9 million at the global box office. This figure means that Civil War has officially out grossed Zootopia – which brought in a staggering $971.3 million – and it has now become the highest grossing film of 2016. It seems to owe much of this title to its international numbers, as it premiered overseas before hitting American theaters, because it’s domestic numbers still trail behind Deadpool’s $362.6 million total. That being said, Captain America: Civil War has only been in American theaters for a very short while, which means that it has ample time to take down FOX’s Merc with the Mouth and solidify its place past the highly-coveted $1 billion mark.
We should note that 2016 has already proven itself as the year that Disney took one more step towards world domination. Of the five highest grossing movies of 2016, three of them are Disney films – Civil War, Zootopia, and The Jungle Book. That also doesn’t even begin to take into account the fact that Disney also brought The Force Awakens to theaters this past December, and will likely make an insane profit off of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when that particular Lucasfilm production releases this coming holiday season. Basically, if you know someone at Disney who owes you money, now might be the time to call in that tab.
If Captain America: Civil War managed to pull in these absurd numbers after only two weeks at the domestic box office, then all eyes are on it to make a serious run to become one of the highest grossing movies of all time. We will keep you posted on the critical and commercial success of Steve Rogers’ third solo movie as it becomes available to us. If you’re one of the few who has yet to see Civil War, be sure to check it out as soon as possible.