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

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

$96,200,000Total: $96,200,000LW: N

THTRS: 3,938

2.

Noah

$17,000,000Total: $72,341,000LW: 1

THTRS: 3,571

3.

Divergent

$13,000,000Total: $114,029,000LW: 2

THTRS: 3,631

4.
God's Not Dead$7,726,000Total: $32,520,000LW: 5
THTRS: 1,758

5.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

$6,300,000Total: $33,380,000LW: 6

THTRS: 1,263

6.

Muppets Most Wanted

$6,285,000Total: $42,142,000LW: 3

THTRS: 3,052

7.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

$5,300,000Total: $102,202,000LW: 4

THTRS: 2,931

8.

Sabotage (2014)

$1,908,000Total: $8,767,000LW: 7

THTRS: 2,486

9.

Need for Speed

$1,836,000Total: $40,839,000LW: 8

THTRS: 1,779

10.

Non-Stop

$1,827,000Total: $88,138,000LW: 10

THTRS: 1,724