'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Approaches $500M Global Milestone
on April 13, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier expanded to Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, Hungary, and Turkey this weekend to cap off the majority of its overseas release. The superhero film will be opening in Japan, its final territory, on April 19.
Cap will be looking to hit the $500 million global mark with next weekend's Japanse debut. The superhero sequel has grossed a total of $317.7 million overseas and $476.7 million worldwide after notching a second consecutive weekend with over $100 million in global box office. 54 overseas territories contributed $60.6 million of this weekend's box office. The Captain America sequel has already eclipsed the lifetime run of its original overseas by 163%. The previous Captain America film grossed a total of $194 million outside of North America. The new film is also 128% above the $371 million global lifetime run of the original.
The film continues performing well on IMAX, adding another $7.3 million globally from the large screen format over the weekend. The IMAX worldwide cume for the superhero sequel now stands at $31 million, with $16.4 million of that figure coming from outside of North America.
The film took $6.9 million first place finish in its Brazilian opening, giving it first place with a 45% market share and the fourth highest April opening of all time in the country. China took a 50% dip this weekend to bring its total up to a whopping $80.4 million, becoming the #3 Disney release of all time in the country. IMAX screenings have accounted for $3.7 million (307 screens) in China. South Korea is reporting a $25.1 million cume after its third straight weekend as the #1 film.
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