On Wednesday, “Captain America: Civil War” officially hit theaters in 15 foreign markets, including France and Japan. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is already scoring big, earning $14.9 million overall and placing No. 1 in every market.
“Civil War” scored the third biggest opening of all time in South Korea ($4.3m), the Philippines ($1.5m) and Hong Kong ($1.1m). In France, the film earned the title of top opening day of 2016 with a $2.4m haul.
By this weekend, “Civil War” will release in roughly 63 percent of the foreign marketplace. The film, which is on track to earn more than $200m overseas this weekend, isn’t far behind “Avengers: Age of Ultron” with its opening box office numbers and looks to knock out predecessors like “Iron Man 3” ($160m) and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” ($78 million).
Though technically a sequel to “Captain America’s” second solo outing “The Winter Solider,” the movie boasts an impressive list of characters, including Iron Man, Black Widow, Falcon and Bucky Barnes. It will also introduce several new characters, like Black Panther. The film also marks Spider-Man’s Marvel Cinematic Universe debut.
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