Captain America: Civil War

release date 05/06/16
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May 06, 2016 at 04:53 PM EDT

After a single evening of Thursday night previews, Captain America: Civil War is already tracking well ahead of its Marvel cinematic brethren, earning $25 million from 4,226 theaters across North America.

The blockbuster film is only pacing slightly behind The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which grossed $27.6 million from its Thursday screenings. That film went on to a $191.3 million opening weekend last year, and Civil War will likely land in similar territory by Sunday. (Previous Marvel titles The Avengers and Iron Man 3 raked in $18.7 and $15.6 million from preview showings, respectively, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier scored $10.2 million on its Thursday debut.)

Against the year’s other big superhero showdown, Batman v Superman, Civil War fell just short: the DC Comics adaptation grabbed $27.7 million on its first Thursday, en route to an opening weekend haul of $166 million.

With an estimated budget of $250 million, Civil War is one of the most expensive films of all time. Its worldwide grosses, which added $29.6 million on May 5, currently stand at $291.2 million, with Chinese grosses still yet to be reported (it opens there Friday). On April 27, Civil War was released to 37 territories outside the U.S., including the U.K. France, Germany and Spain, debuting to $200.2 million at the international box office, where its highest-grossing territory is Korea with an estimated $41.7 million.

Check out EW’s box office predictions for the May 6-8 weekend here. Captain America: Civil War is out now.

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05/06/16
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146 minutes
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