"Captain America: Civil War" Opens With $75.3 Million at U.S. Box Office

"Captain America: Civil War" opened Friday in North America with an estimated $75.3 million, setting the Marvel sequel on a course to unseat 2013's "Iron Man 3" as the fifth-highest opening weekend of all time.

While early tracking suggested a $200 million debut, Disney expects "Civil War" to finish the weekend somewhere around $180 million, besting "Iron Man 3's" $174.1 million.

Friday's $75 million haul places "Civil War" behind just seven other films: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($119.1 million), "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" ($91.1 million), "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($84.4 million) "Jurassic World" ($82 million), "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" ($81.6 million), "Marvel's The Avengers" ($80.8 million) and "The Dark Knight Rises" ($75.8 million).

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Overseas, the Marvel sequel has grossed a whopping $291.2 million as of Thursday -- after nine days of release. That figure should jump dramatically this weekend with the film's debut in China.

Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, "Captain America: Civil War" stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp and Tom Holland.

(via The Wrap, Variety)

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