BOX OFFICE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Set For $40 Million Weekend

Very early figures are in for this weekend at the North American box office, and while it still appears as if Captain America: The Winter Soldier won't be able to beat Rio 2 to the top spot, the Marvel Studios sequel does look set for another very good weekend. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/12/2014

As expecteed, animated feature Rio 2 is indeed set to take the top spot at the North American box office this weekend, beating Captain America: The Winter Soldier during its second week of release. According to Deadline, the Marvel Studios sequel is expected to drop around 59%, but that's not too bad, especially as Captain America: The First Avenger dropped 61% and Thor: The Dark World suffered a 57% dip. After this weekend, the domestic total will likely reach around $157 million. Internationally, the movie had taken over $207 million as of last weekend, and should soon hit $400 million worldwide. In China alone, Captain America: The Winter Soldier took $39.2 million during its debut, and strong upcoming openings in Brazil and Japan should add even more to its total. After this weekend, the domestic total will be over $175 million. Going back to this weekend, Rio 2 will likely earn a three day total of over $43 million. That means it's unlikely that Captain America will best it, but you never know! Stay tuned for further updates...

UPDATE: The site has now updated their original post, revealing that Rio 2 is now expected to actually reach around $44 million, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier expected to gross between $40.5 - 41.8 million. How much do you guys think the movie will earn? 
Source: Deadline
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Lozzy - 4/12/2014, 7:01 AM
I knew birds were nothing but trouble!
MrMartinMarvel - 4/12/2014, 7:09 AM
C'mon Cap show those Brazilian bird bastards how it's done!
comicbookfreak - 4/12/2014, 7:11 AM
I have seen no promotion for Rio 2 whatsoever other than the basic "turn off your cell phone" moment at the beginning of the theater experience, so I don't know how it's tracking to make that much. C'mon Cap!
TheAbaryMan369 - 4/12/2014, 7:15 AM
drfate - 4/12/2014, 7:16 AM
Captain America TWS was beyond awesome. I will be seeing it again!
ALF9001 - 4/12/2014, 7:17 AM
Shit movie. Watched online with my little brother and then I took him and all my cousins to see TWS
LMB10 - 4/12/2014, 7:18 AM
Somebody's a little butthurt
Lozzy - 4/12/2014, 7:20 AM
Looks like somebody needs to get laid.
ALF9001 - 4/12/2014, 7:21 AM
@AheadofDccurve
I could bet my kidney that TWS will earn more than RIO 2 at the end of their B.O. run
SpiderFraud - 4/12/2014, 7:22 AM
After seeing this movie and Raid 2, I feel like beating the crap out of everybody.
MrMartinMarvel - 4/12/2014, 7:22 AM
Oh God, Mantinium is pulling another "Lego movie is actually a Lego Justice League movie".
ComicFan523 - 4/12/2014, 7:23 AM
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was a great movie, I'm sure it'll make tons of money even if it isn't number one this weekend. If anything makes it lose money this weekend I'd say it's because The Winter Soldier isn't really as kid friendly as other Marvel films. This seems like the kind of comic book movie that's more targeted for people who watch 24 or Homeland, not kids.
ComicsBornAndBred - 4/12/2014, 7:24 AM
[frick] them birds up Cap. A couple shield throws should clip them mother[frick]ers haha
TheRealRemyLebeau - 4/12/2014, 7:24 AM
TWS best written comicbook ever. It's on the way to being a great success. It will surpass Thor 2's domestic gross and projections have it at topping $700 million. Go Cap Go. Phase 2 is full of joy for me.
DestroyallTrolls - 4/12/2014, 7:25 AM
@AheadofDcurve
Dude your just another bitch ass Troll, regardless. Dc Thread, Marvel Thread, doesn't matter, a Troll is a Troll, and a bitch made mother[frick]er is always gonna be a bitch made mother[frick]er.
So go eat a dick, punk.
TheRealRemyLebeau - 4/12/2014, 7:26 AM
@comics lol.
rockerdude22 - 4/12/2014, 7:27 AM
Honestly, this doesn't really surprise me. Animated films like these always do make a load of cash. But, I do have a feeling TWS will have the bigger box-office run in total.
DoubleD - 4/12/2014, 7:28 AM
CAP WILL WIN!
UltimateHunt - 4/12/2014, 7:28 AM
@AHead
Wow bring a flame war here from ANOTHER post. Hilarious kid
TheCaptain - 4/12/2014, 7:30 AM
@AheadofDCurve
You're a [frick]ing faggot, dude.
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:30 AM
Yes, because obviously voice actors for the birds that have also played DC characters toppling Cap 2 obviously translates into a DC win/victory... whackjob.
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:31 AM
TheCaptain

TheSonOfKrypton - 4/12/2014, 7:31 AM
Anyone care to enlighten me as to the difference between 'worldwide' and 'international' profits?
JoJo1982 - 4/12/2014, 7:32 AM
250-300 million total is a for sure thing now

Being a non iron man mcu thats pretty good
TheRealRemyLebeau - 4/12/2014, 7:32 AM
Needed repeating


DestroyallTrolls - 4/12/2014, 7:25 AM

@AheadofDcurve Dude your just another bitch ass Troll, regardless. Dc Thread, Marvel Thread, doesn't matter, a Troll is a Troll, and a bitch made mother[frick]er is always gonna be a bitch made mother[frick]er. So go eat a dick, punk.


Lol @Curve had rats as friends. ;) Man of Steel was beat by Monsters University and World War Z, so it was beat down. Cap can still win the weekend, but still a $1-3 mill. Loss to a kids movie isn't a loss at all. ;)
yonny616 - 4/12/2014, 7:32 AM
Damn. I really expected Cap 2 to slip into #1 even if it was by a few thousand.
DoubleD - 4/12/2014, 7:32 AM
RELAX Cap 2 is kicking Rio 2 Hydra all over the place
TheCaptain - 4/12/2014, 7:33 AM
@MAK
Exactly like Eisenberg and Hathaway had DC in mind when making Rio 2...Guys a lunatic.
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:33 AM
Differences is Man of Steel deserves to loose to Monster's University because it was a superior film. Rio 2 deserves to be Captain 2? Based on what I have heard I really doubt it.
JoJo1982 - 4/12/2014, 7:33 AM
@doubleD


:D
DoubleD - 4/12/2014, 7:33 AM
BIG NEWS AT BOXOFFICE.COM Josh where are you getting your facts ?

Friday Update: Sources tell BoxOffice that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is on course to retain first place this weekend with an early projection of $14 million on its second Friday. From there, the well-received sequel could be looking at a sophomore frame of $48-50 million.

Rio 2 isn't starting off quietly, though. Sources report the animated sequel is looking at $11 million today and could net a $40 million weekend off that figure.
HugoStrange87 - 4/12/2014, 7:34 AM
The Rio 2 comment with its voice actors makes zero sense.

I enjoyed TWS last night. My theatre was packed here on Long Island but a lot of kids were also there to see Rio 2.

My favorite part of the movie was Bucky. Awesome work by Sebastian Stan. Makes me wish he had been cast as Luke Skywalkers son in Episode VII. He resembles mark hamil to me.
CaptShipwreck - 4/12/2014, 7:34 AM
@ ahead or dr manhattan what ever you call yourself today


Know this .... Any attempt at something different for wb is in thanks to marvel and their success ...
Everything that DC does from here out will be thanks to marvel
So the seeds were planted .... Hail Hydra
TheRealRemyLebeau - 4/12/2014, 7:34 AM
Uh oh double D got facts josh. Hmmmmm.
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:34 AM
@TheCaptain

He turned The Lego Movie into a genius move by WB to promote DC and undermine Marvel. Yeah, lunatic is an apt word to describe him. He also harped on about how WB puts out more Oscar films than Disney. That's true but it has no relevance to either Marvel or DC for [frick]'s sake.
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:35 AM
I think at one point he tried to use the fact that WB has some production involvement with GoT to create a DC > Marvel thread lol.
JamesMan - 4/12/2014, 7:36 AM
Yeesh, that's a pretty heavy drop. Shame since it's the MCU's most monetarily deserving film. I guess it's not to bad a drop when compared to The First Avenger but we'll see how this turns out I suppose.
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:36 AM
Bucky's arm was [frick]ing awesome. I'll cut off mine to get one of those lol!
Klone - 4/12/2014, 7:36 AM
The only area Captain America TWS lacked in was good character development but I was enjoying it too much to even care.
MediaMan - 4/12/2014, 7:38 AM
You seem to have a poisoned mind, DCurve. No one is rushing off to see Rio2 because of some link to MoS or DC.

MoS just wasn't very good. TWS is. The end. Get over it.
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