Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released in the UK and a select few other countries over two weeks ago, but after opening with an impressive .2 million at midnight screenings in North America this past Friday, the Marvel Studios sequel would go on to have an opening day of million (including those late night showings).

With an additional .6 million on Saturday and an estimated .5 million on Sunday, that gives the follow-up to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger a current domestic total of around million. Compared to early tracking data which had the movie pegged as making only around million, this is an incredible result, and only slightly shy of some of the later 0 million estimates.

These numbers also give Captain America’s latest adventure the prestigious honour of setting a new April opening record, while it also now has the fifth-highest opening for a Marvel Studios movie and seventh-biggest opening ever for a movie based on a Marvel property.

Add these numbers to what Captain America: The Winter Soldier has taken internationally, and the Anthony and Joe Russo helmed sequel has a worldwide total of 3 million. To put that into perspective for you, the last movie’s total cume after a lengthy run at the box office and a July release was only 0 million! This one looks set to great exceed that, not quite reaching Iron Man 3’s .2 billion, but certainly coming close to – or even surpassing – Thor: The Dark World’s 4 million total.

In China, the movie took  million, while it has so far scored over million in the UK.

It’s believed that Captain America 3 has already been set for a 2016 release (the same day that Zack Snyder’s Batman/Superman movie is released), and these results are sure to leave Marvel feeling very confident indeed.

How much do you think Captain America: The Winter Soldier will ultimately earn? Don’t forget to check out our spoiler-filled list of things you may have missed in the movie by clicking here.