Captain America: Civil War box office becomes biggest global movie of 2016
Captain America: Civil War only opened domestically on May 6, but it’s already secured its place as the highest-grossing global movie of 2016.
As of Wednesday, the clash between Captain America and Iron Man has raked in an estimated $310.5 million domestically and $671.4 million internationally, giving it a global total of $981.9 million. That means that it has officially surpassed Zootopia ($971.3 million worldwide) to become 2016’s biggest movie yet.
Notably, three of this year’s five highest-grossing global movies so far belong to Disney: Civil War, Zootopia, and The Jungle Book, which has made $831 million worldwide.
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This year’s other movie pitting superhero against superhero, Warner Bros.’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, holds fourth place with a worldwide total of $870.1 million.
Much of Civil War’s success can be attributed to its strong international numbers, and domestically, it’s still trailing earlier releases like Zootopia, Batman v Superman, and The Jungle Book. Deadpool still stands as the highest-grossing domestic release of 2016, with a total of $362.6 million. But Civil War has only been in domestic theaters for two weeks, and this weekend, it should become the first movie of 2016 to cross $1 billion worldwide.
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