He’s not only the Captain of America, now he’s also the undisputed king of the box office.
Despite only opening two weeks ago, EW reports that Captain America: Civil War has become the highest-grossing global movie of 2016. As of Wednesday (May 18), Marvel’s superhero skirmish between Iron Man and Captain America has earned an estimated $310.5 million domestically and $671.4 million internationally on its way to grossing a global total of $981.9 million.
Marvel’s blockbuster action film surpassed Disney’s animated buddy cop comedy Zootopia, which has brought in over $970 million worldwide since opening on March 4. Superhero films and animated movies have vanquished all of their cinematic opponents at the box office this year as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Jungle Book, and Deadpool round out the top five.
The hotly anticipated face-off between the two Avengers catapulted to the top of everyone’s must-see lists due to a star-studded cast that features a veritable superhero dream team. Black Widow, Falcon, War Machine, Hawkeye, Black Panther, Scarlet Witch, Ant-Man, and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man all appear in the film, which as of Friday (May 20) just crossed the billion dollar mark.
Captain America: Civil War is now playing.