Box Office: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Snags 5th Biggest Opening Weekend

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Hawkeye/Clint Barton (Jeremy Renner), Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen), Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), and Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (Photo Credit: Film Frame © Marvel 2016)

As anticipated, Captain America: Civil War opened to huge numbers over its first three days in theaters. The third film to feature Captain America in the lead rang up $181 million in domestically over its opening weekend. That’s good enough to move Captain America: Civil War into fifth place on the all-time list of theatrical openings. Narrowing the comparisons to just Marvel films, Captain America: Civil War‘s opening weekend is the third highest to date, with Marvel’s The Avengers holding the title of top Marvel opening weekend at $207 million and Avengers: Age of Ultron in second with $191 million.

The Captain America: Civil War Plot: Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two camps—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Stark’s surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

Box Office Top 10: May 6-8, 2016

  1. Captain America: Civil War – $181,791,000
  2. The Jungle Book – $21,873,000
  3. Mother’s Day – $9,006,141
  4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War – $3,580,000
  5. Keanu – $3,080,000
  6. Barbershop: The Next Cut – $2,700,000
  7. Zootopia – $2,677,000
  8. The Boss – $1,750,000
  9. Ratchet & Clank – $1,462,000
  10. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – $1,045,000