Posted by:
Matt McGloin

Captain America: First Avenger (2011): Opens First to $65.8 million!



Update: Final numbers reveal Cap just came up short compared to Thor.

Good news comic fans!

We're not done just yet!

And to other movie sites that were reporting audiences were "over" comic book movies - guess again!

Captain America: First Avenger saw an opening of $65.8 million, the largest of any of the comic book movies released this year (just beating out Thor by the looks of it). In addition, Cap managed to beat out the juggernaut that is Harry Potter this weekend, with Potter now the highest grossing movie worldwide of all time.

Sales for previous related movies:

Green Lantern Opened at: $53.1 million

X-Men: First Class opened at: $55.1 million

Thor opened at: $65.7 million

This news certainly makes The Avengers come May 2012 look all the better!

Captain America: First Avenger hits theaters July 22nd, 2011 starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America and Hugo Weaving as his arch-enemy, Johann Schmidt, the Red Skull.

The Avengers hits May 4th, 2012 and is directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as the Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.