BOX OFFICE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Passes $400 Million Worldwide

In 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger made $176 million domestically and nearly $194 million internationally, giving it a worldwide total of only $370 million. Captain America: The Winter Soldier meanwhile has today passed $400 million, beating the total gross of its predecessor!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/12/2014


Wow. What more is there to say than that? This is an amazing result for Marvel Studios, and a clear sign that the effect of The Avengers is still being felt two years later. One can only imagine how well the untitled Captain America 3 will do on May 6th, 2016! Regardless, with a worldwide total of $400 million after such a short period of time, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now closing in on Thor's $449 million, and it should be very interesting to see if it can beat the third highest grossing Marvel Studios movie of all-time, Thor: The Dark World ($644 million)! What do you think? 

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THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 4/12/2014, 11:00 AM
Go, GO, GO
Omarvls - 4/12/2014, 11:05 AM
Loved this movie
Can't wait to see it again the only ? now is

600 Million or 700 million ?
ezio619 - 4/12/2014, 11:05 AM
i think marvel studios true challenge begins now with Guardians,lets see how a non avengers franchise property does well..i hope its good and successful!!
dio - 4/12/2014, 11:05 AM
Was a really good flick. Got me excited for what's to come.
fanDomX - 4/12/2014, 11:09 AM
Who ever though a movie with a character named Captain America would do so well over seas? Great movie! Even folks over seas enjoy a great flick.
SuperCat - 4/12/2014, 11:09 AM
MERICA!!

ezio619 - 4/12/2014, 11:10 AM
dioforrioforio-yeah man,im not gonna lie after im3(which i think is a really good film) and thor 2(i liked it but it has two big problems for me) i was still getting alittle tired.i wanted things to shake up a bit and they certainly did that with TWS and now i cant wait for guardians,avengers 2 and ant man
Tuuralihn - 4/12/2014, 11:11 AM
Took longer than I thought. Keep it going guys! Going to my 3rd screening later!
Omarvls - 4/12/2014, 11:11 AM
Wait it's at 400 million without Sat and Sun numbers?

Damn
We might wake up Monday Morning and it could be at 450-500 Million

0megaDaGod - 4/12/2014, 11:12 AM
PARTY HARD

BubSnikt - 4/12/2014, 11:13 AM
It's not completely the Avengers effect, its that its a really good movie on its own
0megaDaGod - 4/12/2014, 11:14 AM
If it has strong legs overseas and stays consistent domestically it'll catch Thor TDW's ballpark

No question it passes IM1 and 2

dio - 4/12/2014, 11:14 AM
Ezio..took the words right out of my mouth. I actually really like IM3 . Thor 2 was good but nothing I want to revisit anytime soon. But I felt like it was starting to get stale..then Boom Cap 2. Couldn't agree more man.
figuresmaniac - 4/12/2014, 11:15 AM
@omega lol
ALegendaryPanda - 4/12/2014, 11:15 AM
Oh hell yeah!!
Marvel1997 - 4/12/2014, 11:15 AM
@Omega- LMFAAO
Havensent - 4/12/2014, 11:16 AM
lol @ that gif from Omega XD

This movie deserves all the success it's received and more.
zippiesdrainage - 4/12/2014, 11:17 AM
Check this out: Fist found Easter Egg of Guardians of the Galaxy in Iron Man 3!!!

http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/22v8d3/first_guardians_of_the_galaxy_easter_egg_found_in/
Destined - 4/12/2014, 11:18 AM
So awesome and deserves it! And I know people like to think it was just Avengers that gave this a boost and it did, but let's start giving The Russo's more credit for putting a brilliant film together and making people WANT to see this movie. Talk goes a long way and I would like to think with Cap being the masses "boring" Avenger, they heard or seen how bada** this movie is and Cap is and went support it. So kudos to the writers and Russo's, they did that!
Amazing512 - 4/12/2014, 11:18 AM
I want this film to hit a billion. It deserves it.
charlie2094 - 4/12/2014, 11:19 AM
Awesome stuff, hopefully it continues to go strong, be nice to see it pass Thor 2, definitely be close for sure. Definitely has a huge advantage (better release date, Avengers follow up, Fury/Widow etc) so we'll see! Sure Cap 3 coming directly after Avengers 2 (like Iron Man 3 did) will be even bigger! Probably come close to hitting $1 Billion, depending on how big a followup that is

Reckon this will finish around $650-$700...going to need to have strong legs, but I think it will. Has opened in pretty much every market, so needs to keep going strong.

So glad it turned out well, was worried after Thor 2 that it was going to start getting stale/repetitive, but thankfully Cap 2 laid that worry to rest
charlie2094 - 4/12/2014, 11:20 AM
@Amazing512

Little, to no chance, it hits a billion. Would have to more than double it's current gross, and it has opened up pretty much everywhere already, already been out in many markets for about three weeks. $1 Billion may be possible for Cap 3, but not Winter Soldier...$600 will be amazing enough
Marvel1997 - 4/12/2014, 11:21 AM
I loved Iron man 3 for its unexpected twist. What Killian did was [Frick]ing genius! It's all about villains doing their dirty work behind the scenes and attacking by surprise. Thor was Ok-good because Malekiths motive was just too generic for me. The only thing that really saved that movie for me was The relationship between Thor and Loki, Frigga's unexpected death and What happens with Loki. The Winter Soldier was [Frick]ing Amazing
MarvelMainEvent - 4/12/2014, 11:24 AM
I know many of you WANT TWS to make $700m worldwide but based on Friday's result and projections for the rest of the weekend; it is not going to happen. I'm a huge Marvel fan & want TWS to take in every red cent too but I also know how the box office works and TWS is going to finish around $540m to $580m (600m tops).

I blame Josh W. for instigating many folks to believe TWS was going to rake in upwards of $800m and possibly up to $1 billion. If you've seen my previous posts, I have a huge issue with this site always teasing ridiculous final box office numbers based off a film’s opening weekend. Josh W did it with Thor: TDW opening weekend teasing the movie would reach $1 billion and when it was clear by week 3 it wasn't coming close the flame wars & disappointment in Thor: TDW's box office started up.

Friday’s $11.9 million is not the greatest news for TWS considering it dropped last Friday to Saturday which is another bad sign for movies in opening weekend. Also, the drop TWS experienced it’s opening Mon – Thu vs. it’s opening weekend ($95 m) was really bad for any genre of movie, never mind a CBM. TWS should have pulled in about 38m opening Mon – Thu to stay on par with its $95m opening weekend and it only took in $22m which is puzzling the hell out of me.

The opening Mon – Thu take of 22m and the $11.9 million on its second Friday have definitely moved TWS off its best case scenario and likely put it in a below average scenario meaning opening weekend is going to be a huge chunk of this movie’s overall take. Granted most CBM are front loaded from opening weekend but the opening Mon – Thu take and now second Friday take point to TWS being more front loaded than most CBM.

I’m not trying to be debbie downer by any means. Read any of my previous posts, I projected all along TWS was going to do about $475 - $550 and was ecstatic with that. Even those numbers are a huge increase on Cap 1 which is phenomenal.

It’s idiots like Josh W and other writers on this site that inflate your minds teasing unrealistic box office projections to gain hits. Then when the movie doesn’t deliver the unrealistic number some people begin downgrading the movie in their comments. Ridiculous! I’ve already seen excuses in threads today “TWS is not a kid’s movie”. Don’t downplay the greatness of this movie because Josh W set some unrealistic box office expectation for his own personal gain.
SugarYumYum - 4/12/2014, 11:27 AM
Should reach 500m+ next week then. Awesome. Definitely looking like a 600m+ finish overall, only question remains if it'll have enough legs to reach (or surpass) TDW or MOS numbers.
SpiderFraud - 4/12/2014, 11:27 AM
0megaDaGod - 4/12/2014, 11:27 AM
It was so funny last night while I was at work, one of the doctors starting talking about movies. I asked him if he'd seen The Winter Soldier and he said no, but then the secretary and CNA sitting next to us said they'd seen it and thought it was incredible. Then the Secretary starting talking about how she's not much of a comic fan and doesn't really care for the over the top action in most of these movies, but really loved how personal this one was. Then the doctor turns to her and says "You don't like comics? So you don't like to Hail Hydra?

I started laughing my ASS off. Turns out he watches Agents of SHIELD and we started talking about how crazy the season has gotten. He didn't even care that he hadn't seen TWS yet and had already seen 'Turn, Turn, Turn'. He didn't mind the spoiler cause he planned to see this this weekend.

Then he said he couldn't stand TASM and thought The Avengers was the last great CBM he'd seen. That shit made my night
ezio619 - 4/12/2014, 11:28 AM
Marvel-yeah man,i love the humor in iron man 3,i thought it was well done and funny,i loved tonys arc,his interactions with people,Killian to me is the 3rd best MCU villain behind The Winter Soldier and Loki,his plan was very interesting, his motive was not revenge at all,he is tonys biggest threat so far and it highlights tonys resourcefulness and genius that i loved,the action was very creative and inventive,my only complaints are two moments of misplaced humor and i wish maya and extremis was fleshed out a little more,but overall, really good film, thor 2 was good,the loki-thor banter and relationship, as did he relationship between figga and loki, thor and odin, those brief but well done moments help push it to good for me, the humor from loki was great,same with thors fish out of water stuff, the action was big and fun but kat dennings/the intern kep taking me out of the film, their jokes were lame and unfunny,that track was unnecessary imo and malekith was a weak villain in terms of character
GUNSMITH - 4/12/2014, 11:29 AM
DISNEY LIKE

marccampos - 4/12/2014, 11:29 AM
Maybe $700...
Havensent - 4/12/2014, 11:30 AM
@ Omega - lol I love that story XD
0megaDaGod - 4/12/2014, 11:31 AM
@MarvelMainEvent

Stop spamming those repetitive ass comments trying to be a debbie downer while simultaneously claiming you AREN'T trying to be a debbie downer. Seriously. I just read the SAME comment on the other thread which is basically a remixed version of the SAME comment you've been posting over the past week

Give it a rest
SauronsBANE - 4/12/2014, 11:31 AM
Um...look, I'm not the biggest fan of some of the writers on this site either, but I seriously don't see how ANYBODY stands to gain from fooling random CBM users into thinking a movie is going to make more money than it actually will. Where's the personal gain in that?

It's a well known fact that studios primarily look at the opening weekend of any movie to gauge how much money it will ultimately make in the long run, so there's no harm in focusing on the opening weekend totals.

If certain users want to depend solely on one movie site to determine their expectations of how well a movie is going to, well that's their own fault.
JoJo1982 - 4/12/2014, 11:35 AM
I predict 600 million by the time spidey 2 comes out


700 million is possible
Rulk - 4/12/2014, 11:36 AM


HAIL HYDRA!
Omarvls - 4/12/2014, 11:37 AM
@MarvelMainEvent

Well if it's at 400 million without Sat and Sun numbers we could wake up and have TWS at 450 by Monday morning

you don't think it can do another 250 million in the next 8 weeks?
TheBaroness89 - 4/12/2014, 11:37 AM
AmErica!!
RRA - 4/12/2014, 11:39 AM
I thought both THOR 2 and Cap 2 would each do half a billion global at least. So far that's being proven right.

I was hoping TWS would do $250 million domestic, but that doesn't look likely.

Ramiel - 4/12/2014, 11:39 AM
Hey, look! It's that one guy who can't stop talking about Thor 2.
Marvel1997 - 4/12/2014, 11:40 AM
@ezio- Exactly. It never was about Revenge. Aldrich had a much bigger plan but that seemed to fly over the heads of some people just like how other things did in IM3. And yes the action was A LOT MORE CREATIVE then the previous Iron man films. We also got to see exactly what Tony Stark can do without his suit
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