Weekend Forecast: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Featured Stories - on April 02, 2014 by BoxOffice Staff

ca2.pngApril kicks off in a big way with Disney's and Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

PROS:

- Marvel's continued success before and after The Avengers has significantly expanded the appeal of their films into the general audience.
- Fandango reports that pre-sales are out-pacing those of Thor: The Dark World.
- With a less competitive market outside summer or the holiday season, Winter Soldier is well-positioned as an event film.
- The first Captain America, as with most of Marvel's movies so far, was well-received.
- Critics' reviews and early fan word of mouth are resoundingly positive.
- Facebook, Flixster, and Twitter are all yielding encouraging buzz metrics.

CONS:

- Some fans were disappointed in Iron Man 3, while Thor: The Dark World was even more divisive. Will that be a factor for this shared-universe sequel?
- Regardless of anything else, Captain America hasn't yet established himself as a "must see" character. That could change with this sequel, though.

Check out our full weekend forecast in the table below.

Title Release Date Distributor Opening Weekend Domestic Total through Sunday, April 6
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Apr 4, 2014 Disney
$97,000,000 $97,000,000
Noah Mar 28, 2014 Paramount
$19,000,000 $74,500,000
Divergent Mar 21, 2014 Lionsgate / Summit
$12,500,000 $113,500,000
God's Not Dead Mar 21, 2014 Freestyle / Pure Flix
$6,700,000 $31,300,000
Muppets Most Wanted Mar 21, 2014 Disney
$6,500,000 $42,300,000
The Grand Budapest Hotel Mar 7, 2014 Fox Searchlight
$6,300,000 $33,300,000
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Fox / DreamWorks Animation
$5,500,000 $102,300,000
Need For Speed Mar 14, 2014 Disney / DreamWorks
$2,300,000 $41,300,000
Non-Stop (2014) Feb 28, 2014 Universal
$2,200,000 $88,500,000
Sabotage (2014) Mar 28, 2014 Open Road
$2,000,000 $8,800,000

Phil Contrino, Daniel Garris, Alex Edghill, and Shawn Robbins contributed to this report.

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