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Captain America: Civil War Is "Everything Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Wasn't"

Matt McGloin
Posted: 04/26/2016 - 17:03

It should probably come as no surprise, but Captain America: Civil War is projected to open huge.

Deadline reports, at least in their opinion and probably the opinions of at least a few others, that Captain America: Civil War  "is everything that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice wasn’t in its execution:  Funny, politically savvy, and just a great ride."

Captain America: Civil War is projected to have a  $190 million+ opening weekend in the U.S, which would not only pass Batman Vs. Superman's $160 million opener from last month, but it's said the projection is at the low end, meaning Civil War could end up scoring one of the best opening weekend's ever -- possibly even better than The Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million).

Internationally, it's said Captain America: Civil War is projected to open between $200-$230 million.

The report also mentions to expect Captain America: Civil War to be a lot better than Whedon's Age of Ultron as Civil War "drops the Avengers action into fifth gear."

Some other stats mentioned include:

• Fandango reports that Captain America: Civil War is already selling more advance tickets than all previous Marvel movies. 

• Movio says advance ticket buyers are mostly males at 73%, with the average age being 32-33 years old.

• In addition close to half the crowd is made up of ticket buyers aged 22-40.

• 45% percent of presale tickets are for Thursday night, with almost 90% of tickets for Thursday-Saturday on opening weekend. 

• Civil War is surpassing Avengers in interest.

• Captain America: Civil War has a 97% rating at Rotten Tomatoes.

"Captain America: Civil War" has  a May 6, 2016 release date directed by Anthony and Joe Russo starring Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Frank Grillo, Paul Bettany, Don Cheadle, Emily VanCamp, William Hurt, Martin Freeman and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther.


Captain America: Civil War picks up where Avengers: Age of Ultron left off, as Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.