“Captain America: Civil War” is set to reign supreme at the box office and potentially set a new record in the process.
The film is set to be another notch in the string of box office hits for Disney, with previous hits including the just-released “Jungle Book” and instant classic “Zootopia.”
The latter film earned 883.8 million globally, while the former earned 103.6 million in its opening weekend.
Where does predicted “record” come into play? Keep reading.
Revealing the action flick had the potential to cross the 200 million mark for its opening weekend, Variety reported:
“If it does reach that number, “Captain America: Civil War” will be only the fourth film in history, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and the first “Avengers” movie, to breach the $200 million barrier in the opening weekend.”
It was also noted that while hype for the movie is at a universal high and that interest should rise in the coming weeks, no official track source has declared the film will indeed hit the 200 million mark in its opening weekend.
Still, given its rival “Batman v. Superman’s” disappointing performance, it wouldn’t be a stretch to believe audiences would be more interested in seeing a more familiar, cohesive, and critically acclaimed superhero movie.