It’s Disney vs Disney at the international market. While we stateside folks don’t get to see Joe and Anthony Russo’s epic superhero smackdown until next week, Captain America: Civil War is already dominating the box office overseas where it’s taking over the #1 spot from Disney’s previous reigning champ The Jungle Book. Civil War launched internationally this weekend, rolling out to 63% of the foreign marketplace, where it landed the top spot in every territory in which it opened except Japan, and earned a massive $200.2 million at the box office — one of the biggest international launches of all time, falling just shy of last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
In fact, Civil War bested Ultron‘s record debut in several individual markets, coming in as the all-time biggest film debut in The Philippines ($7.5M), Brazil ($12.3M) and Mexico ($20.6M). Some other notable territories include Korea ($28.9M), UK ($20.5M), and Australia ($10.9M).
Marvel’s latest sees Chris Evans‘ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man (and their assembled teams of superheroes) go head-to-head in an intimate battle of ideology. While Civil War is off to a tremendous start, it also has the potential for some serious legs, with a widely positive audience and critical reception. The film curretly boasts a 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, making it the best-reviewed Marvel film to date (if it can hold on to that number).
Civil War is also set to deliver some significant returns when it debuts domestically, with estimates targeted at a $175M stateside launch. Along with its U.S. release, Civil War lands in China and Russia on May 6.
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