It shouldn’t be surprising to hear that Captain America: Civil War will be yet another huge hit for Marvel Studios. The film is a follow-up to the critically acclaimed The Winter Soldier, while it has an ensemble cast of superheroes – such as Iron Man, Black Widow and Black Panther – that rivals the Avengers movies. Oh, and Spider-Man is making his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in this film.
Early box office tracking for Civil War‘s opening weekend is in, and all signs are pointing to a very big opening weekend. But just how big is the question.
According to The Wrap, Civil War is tracking for a $175-185 million opening weekend, with analysts leaning towards the latter. In fact, The Wrap says it’s “highly possible” that the movie could hit the $200 million milestone. Currently, the only films to have ever made $200M+ in its opening weekends were Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World and Marvel’s own The Avengers.
While Civil War is supposed to be Captain America 3, it’s expected to perform as if it was Avengers 3. This makes sense, given how most of the Avengers (plus other heroes) are present in this film. Also, Civil War has been building strong word-of-mouth, following early screenings for fans and critics. That should help the movie a lot.
Of course, the $175-185M figure is an early tracking estimate. Chances are, it’ll go higher as we draw closer to release. This has happened with films such as Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in recent months.
Stay tuned for more as we have it. Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th. Check out our spoiler-free review of the movie HERE.