May 7, 2016


'Captain America: Civil War' Is On Track for One of the Biggest Opening Weekends Ever

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Thanks to a huge turnout for late Thursday night and Friday showings, Captain America: Civil War is projected to rake in a serious amount of cash that has it shouldering up against some other major blockbusters in the Best Opening Weekend Ever category.

Variety reports that Civil War will bring in $180 million in its first weekend in theaters, which makes this the fifth-best opening weekend for a motion picture. That also means Marvel holds the majority of the top five spots on this list: In first place is Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($248 million) followed by Jurassic World ($208.8 million), and then The Avengers ($207.4 million) and Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million) before Civil War.

No other movie is opening this weekend—who would want to compete with a Cap vs. Stark duel?!—and Civil War is sure to continue to dominate screens for the foreseeable future. Marvel's got a few movies in the works, after all, so clearly there's a very, very intense need to see these major comic epics on the silver screen in the months and years to come.

Check out our comprehensive look at the next nine Marvel movies to follow Civil War, and get out to the movies this weekend. We promise you won't have to choose a side.