There was only one new release over the weekend at the North American box office, in the form of the super soldier sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Obviously, this film was going to take the number one spot. But just how well did it do exactly?
Ridicutacular, that’s how. Grossing $96 million on its opening weekend, that puts Captain America 2 ahead of the first movie by one hell of a margin. Captain America: The First Avenger only had a $65.2 million debut back in 2o11. Compared to other Marvel movies, that puts it ahead of Thor: The Dark World‘s $85.7 million weekend, but behind current box office kingpin Iron Man 3 which still dominates with $174.1 million. If current trends continue, expect this well received sequel to also finish up with close to a billion dollars in the bank, which would make parent company Disney slightly richer. Here’s how everyone else did:
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier – $96.2 Million
- Noah – $17 Million
- Divergent – $13 Million
- God’s not dead – $7.7 Million
- The Grand Budapest Hotel – $6.3 Million
- Muppets: Most Wanted – $6.2 Million
- Mr Peabody and Sherman – $5.3 Million
- Sabotage – $1.9 Million
- Need For Speed – $1.83 Million
- Non-Stop – $1.82 Million
Top ten departures this week are limited to one casualty. 300: Rise of an Empire bows out after a five week run with a global haul of $317.1 million. In comparison to the original 300‘s take of $456 million in 2007, that’s a clear drop in estimated profits. But off of a $110 million budget, there’s still plenty of room for profit. A-HOO!
Last Updated: April 7, 2014