BOX OFFICE: CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Now Highest Grossing April Release Ever

We now have a few updates facts and figures for Captain America: The Winter Soldier during its fourth week at the North American box office, and it now has officially the highest April opening of all-time. Meanwhile, it is the third biggest Marvel Studios movie ever. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 4/27/2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Captain America: The Winter Soldier's current domestic total of $224.9 million makes it the top grossing April release of all-time in North America, beating 2011's Fast Five. This is significant because analysts predicted that the Marvel Studios would NOT surprass the record held by the fifth instalment of the Fast & Furious franchise. Meanwhile, with a worldwide total of $645.2 million, the movie has beaten Thor: The Dark World ($645.2 million vs. $644.8 million) to become the third biggest Marvel Studios movie ever. It has also been reported today that it WILL surpass $700 million. Domestically, it still has some way to go before topping Iron Man 2's $312 million to tae fourth place. Many thanks to Box Office Mojo for the chart below:

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McNyagano - 4/27/2014, 1:07 PM
So this is gonna reach 700 million now? Wow. Man Marvel have truly done something out of the ordinary here. They have elevated the genre, well done! Damn, who thought that a Captain America movie would make this much? Kudos to Marvel seriously. Meanwhile at Marvel Studios...



Mrcool210 - 4/27/2014, 1:12 PM
Congrats, i may not have loved cap, but it does deserve to make that kind of money, i hope the res of the comic book movies can make that type of money to, that will mean this genres not going anywhere.
JoJo1982 - 4/27/2014, 1:12 PM
MarvelMainEvent hope you reading this buddy
MrCBM56 - 4/27/2014, 1:12 PM
Cool I guess..
LehnsienJaw - 4/27/2014, 1:13 PM
deserves every bit and more

[frick] Tonyman 3 and the dumbasses who flocked to see that shit splatter fest more than once
StarYeezus - 4/27/2014, 1:15 PM
0megaDaGod - 4/27/2014, 1:15 PM
GOAT status

Movie was straight beast mode. Set the bar ridiculously high for this year
AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:17 PM
Awesome!
charlie2094 - 4/27/2014, 1:17 PM
Cool, another record to add to the list :P

Glad it overtook IM2 and Thor 2, deserves it. Should finish around the $700m mark, which is pretty good going
McNyagano - 4/27/2014, 1:18 PM
@Omega

Not for just this year but many more years to come. It's the greatest CBM ever made imo.
AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:18 PM
Iron Man 3 still has me puzzled.
TheRationalNerd - 4/27/2014, 1:18 PM
Why am I not surprised...




...that this article would be by Josh?

Hulkfan2013 - 4/27/2014, 1:19 PM
Deserves every penny. You go Cap! Thor, On your left!
Ipitythefool - 4/27/2014, 1:19 PM
The Golden Age of Comic Book films and Marvel is leading the way!
CaptainObvious - 4/27/2014, 1:19 PM
You did good, Cap. I salute you.
Prime - 4/27/2014, 1:19 PM
Awesome. Better than Iron shit 3. Hope we see more of Bucky.
Turk - 4/27/2014, 1:20 PM
So [frick]in epic! James Gunn just shit himself again lmao.
Brainiac13 - 4/27/2014, 1:20 PM
Well done.

AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:20 PM
I expect Guardians of the Galaxy to finish right about where Thor did.
TheRationalNerd - 4/27/2014, 1:21 PM
Easily better than Avengers for me.
soberchimera - 4/27/2014, 1:21 PM
It was a smart strategy, release the movie in April before blockbuster season with minimal to no competition and it stays on top for 3 weeks.
TheRationalNerd - 4/27/2014, 1:22 PM
I just wonder if people on these threads saying that "I'm going to see it for the 3rd time tonight" on these threads are actually seeing it in theaters or online? lol
Mercwitham0uth - 4/27/2014, 1:23 PM
McNyagano - 4/27/2014, 1:23 PM
Iron Man 3 made 1.2 billion worldwide and was the most critically acclaimed CBM last year..
Ipitythefool - 4/27/2014, 1:23 PM
@Turk.. Why would James Gunn be shitting himself? There on the same side lol.
AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:23 PM
@TheBlackNerd
This movie got $238 from me.
Havensent - 4/27/2014, 1:23 PM
Hell yeah!! Go Cap!!
ezio619 - 4/27/2014, 1:23 PM
AWESOME!!!,it deserves it,it is my favorite mcu film so far( but i hope guardians beats it cause it looks soooooooo gooood!!) i have no complaints with it at all, now lets see how guardians does cause thats marvels biggest challenge( hopefully it is successful and is a good movie!)
ezio619 - 4/27/2014, 1:24 PM
TURK-i hope james gunn shits on you
AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:25 PM
Avengers got around $190.
ezio619 - 4/27/2014, 1:25 PM
mrcool-what did u think of Cap 2?
McNyagano - 4/27/2014, 1:26 PM
@Alex

Dayyuummm. It got about $112 from me:o Had to take my family, mates and girlfriend (now ex :/) to see it. Saw it four times. lol
TheRationalNerd - 4/27/2014, 1:26 PM
@soberchimera

Strongly agreed, I've mentioned that several times. April had no major competition so this film coming in number one all of these weeks and getting this sexy wad of cash was a...

AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:26 PM
Iron Man 3 got around $80 and Thor: The Dark World got around $150.
ChrispyG - 4/27/2014, 1:27 PM
Very glad to hear all of this. Nice hearing that $700 million worldwide is likely. I wonder just how far past $700 million it will be able to go if it reaches it.

I believe $750 million would be the absolute maximum anyone could expect this finish with.

I'd also say that it won't hit $300 million in North America, would be nice if it could finish in the $270-$280 million range though.
StarYeezus - 4/27/2014, 1:28 PM
How do you guys spend that much money on one movie?
SageMode - 4/27/2014, 1:28 PM
Another box office record that the MCU has broken. That's what I'm talking about. MARVEL IS WINNING!!!!!
ezio619 - 4/27/2014, 1:28 PM
avengers has flaws,it takes a little while to get going and its thin on plot BUT it is a GOOD definition of a summer blockbuster,it has good characters, good humor and action,it is , as whedon said, an homage to the summer blockbusters he grew up with
AlexanderLykins - 4/27/2014, 1:29 PM
@McNyagano
I have a big family that loves the movies as much as I do. Okay, maybe not as much. But who's going to pass up a free trip to the movies?
McNyagano - 4/27/2014, 1:29 PM
@Star

Saw it twice at screenings and twice in theatres where I had to pay-.-
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